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             EXT. BROOKHOUSE COMPOUND - DAY

             An expansive fenced complex, stoic ivy covered buildings dot
             the landscape. Its lush rolling hills of green weave up and
             through a golf course, rows of tennis courts and man made
             lakes.

             STONE PATHWAYS, lead to BRICK STEPS, which continue,

             UP, to DOUBLE DOORS 

             -- a gold lettered, wood trimmed plaque on one, reads,

             BROOKHOUSE ACADEMY. Underneath, in small black letters,
             "Center for Cognitive Readjustment."

             INT. CLASS ROOM - DAY

             Sun rays through a four paned window, shine on a desk in
             back, burn the neck of SQUIRE DIXON, (17) small and
             squirrelly, his head down on his arms.  

             The instructor, JACK DENARD, (39) "the old man," solid rock,
             knowing eyes, a touch of grey at his temples, notices
             Squire's hand move, to rub his neck.

                                 JACK
                       ...the novelty being, space and
                       time are static.  Isn't that right
                       Mr. Dixon?

             Squire caught off guard, raises his head, looks around at the
             curious faces.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Actually sir, the novelty lies in
                       the probability that it isn't.
                       Factored with the analysis of
                       subjective quantum theory, your
                       explanation would seem flawed.

             Squire checks his watch. A dizzying array of compact gadgetry
             on his arm. It is apparent, he would rather be somewhere
             else.

                                 JACK
                       Your theory being, that space and
                       time can change direction?

                                 SQUIRE
                       Danny said--

                                 JACK
                       Ahh! Our other elusive genius! One
                       sleeps, the other conveniently, not
                       present.

                                 SQUIRE
                       They... he, had to finish some
                       homework.

             EXT. UNFINISHED HIGHWAY OVERPASS - DAY

             TWO COBRA VIPERS, one red one black with a white stripe, the
             other all black speed toward a break in the bridge's
             construction. The gap closing as fast as the cars.

             Tires rip pavement, smoke and gravel fly as they shoot ever
             closer to the -- 

             Fifty foot jump -- a hundred foot drop if missed, the cars
             roar by at blinding speed.

             INT. BLACK VIPER - DAY

             DANNY GALUCCI (20's) dark eyed, over confident, flashes a
             wink as his car spits past, 

             INT. RED VIPER - DAY

             JULES (JEWEL) CARTER (16) spiked hair, nervous shifty eyes,
             flips off the passing car -- shifts gear, slams gas -- speeds
             up.

             SCREECH OF TIRES -- Danny rockets ahead, first to the edge.

             DANNY JUMPS THE GAP.

             EXT. OTHER SIDE OF BRIDGE

             Danny's car lands and skids around, his tires burn and smoke,
             as his vehicle slides to a halt ten feet past the jumped
             expanse.

             EXT. HIGHWAY BRIDGE END

             Jewel's Viper shoots off the bridge, right after him.

             VIPER SEEMS IN SLOW MOTION AS IT SKYROCKETS TOWARD THE OTHER
             SIDE.

             STRAIGHT TOWARD THE BRIDGE'S EDGE

             INT. RED VIPER

             Jewel adjusts his watch.

             EXT. BETWEEN THE BRIDGE GAP

             THE VIPER, SECONDS BEFORE --  IT HITS THE BRIDGE EDGE --
             BURST INTO A BLINDING FLASH.

             Danny on the other side, runs to look over the bridge edge.

             LOUD heavy THUMP -- SCREECH OF BRAKES.

             BRIDGE WAY - BEHIND DANNY

             The red Viper screeches to a halt. A proud Jewel jumps out
             arms raised, pleased with himself.

             Danny turns back, angered at this display.

                                 DANNY
                       Cheater! That's not fair!

                                 JEWEL
                       I not only proved my theory, but
                       kicked your ass doing it!

             EXT. OTHER SIDE OF BRIDGE - DAY

             Three guys on the other side, adjust their watches.

             They disappear, and appear on the other side, with Danny.

                                 JEWEL
                       Shit. It was who leaped the
                       farthest. I did!

             RAY "KIDNEY" JOCAWSKI (20) chubby, always eating something.

                                 KIDNEY
                       You used the "stream." You were
                       gonna crash.  You did cheat!

                                 JEWEL
                       Asshole. Stick something in your
                       face.

                                 DANNY
                       You were suppose to jump.

             DETER (19) tall lanky bug eyed, quick of movement, slow
             witted, his green JENSEN FF 4WD GT's engine sputter can still
             be heard on the other side.

                                 DETER
                       Piss ass. You know you were wrong.

             JESSE RODRIQUEZ (20) short Ruerto Rican, always a head rag or
             hat about his head, smacks Jewel on the back of his.

                                 JESSE
                       This is how a genius shows
                       intelligence? Lying?

             Jewel shrugs and goes back to his car.

                                 JEWEL
                       Fuck you! Another dimension, man!
                       Bright boy proved we can get to it,
                       anytime we want. What's the harm?
                       I'm outta here.

             Jewel jumps into his car -- shoots off toward the edge of the
             bridge again.

                                 KIDNEY
                       There goes a fool in the making.

                                 DANNY
                       He's gonna fuck it up. For all of
                       us.

             Jewel's Viper jets toward the bridge edge, tires squealing,
             blasts across.

             EXT. OVER BRIDGE HOLE - DAY

             HIS CAR IN FLIGHT OVER THE GAP, DISAPPEARS IN A FLASH OF
             LIGHT.

                                 KIDNEY
                       It's your thing Danny. Since he's
                       showed up, you've forgotten that.

                                 DANNY
                       Yeah, but why is he always try to
                       up me.. what's he tryin' to prove?

                                 JESSE
                       This other world's got things we
                       need to check out. Before his happy
                       ass fucks something up, in this
                       one.

                                 DETER
                       Was a little too perfect.

                                 DANNY
                       Much too perfect.  That's what
                       worries me.

                                 KIDNEY
                       But he don't care.

             Unwraps a snikers.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Wants to jump the stream, willy
                       nilly.

                                 JESSE
                       What you got in there, a
                       storehouse?

             Kidney glares at Jesse. Takes a large bite.

                                 DANNY
                       Look, asshole's just showing off.
                       He's rated X11. One more, he'd be
                       me.  Give him a chance.

                                 DETER
                       I don't give a shit. I'm not the
                       one he's tryin' to out do. Later.

             They all climb into their autos -- adjust their watches --
             each car flashes into light, and all disappear.

             INT. DORMITORY - DAY

             DOOR FLIES IN - a KEG rolls in - 

             HUGE PILE OF BOOKS FLY from Kidney's grasp, as Danny and
             Deter joke, and push him through door.

                                 DANNY
                       I don't know when you find time --

                                 DETER
                       His face so full all the time, his
                       eyes should be welded shut.

             MUFFLED YELLING HEARD.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Fuck you. Now what's in the box?

                                 JEWEL
                           (muffled)
                       Help me!

                                 DANNY
                       You ate everything last time you
                       were here.

             Deter sneaks to kitchen to be first to fridge.

             Danny checks his computer - Kidney catches Deter's move, and
             runs to catch -- when suddenly,

             DETER shouts,

                                 DETER
                       Whoa! Say guys, I think you better
                       get in here.

             Kidney stops mid chew.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Oh my God!

             INT. BROOKHOUSE ACADEMY - DAY

             Administrative Office of CODY BROOKS (45) obese, jowly,
             wheezy - on the phone.  Appears likable sort.

             ON HIS DESK - Gold framed picture - two tow headed boys in
             swim trunks in front of a small yacht hold tiny fish on a
             string, a small curly blond girl in front, tooth missing,
             grins broadly.

             HIS FACE CONTORTS as he speaks, WITH MANY EXPRESSIONS.

                                 CODY
                       AHHH... yes... the administration
                       needs reform, I admit, but--

             PAINED -

                                 CODY
                       Ah, yes... No I mean, there have
                       been a few incidents--

             EYES WIDEN - surprise.

                                 CODY
                       W e l l... she's on it... I mean
                       I'm on it. Death before dishonor I
                       always say. Ooooh you're killin' me
                       down there! No, no not you, that
                       was someone else.

             PLEASURE - his eyes close -- the phone now a distraction,
             juggled between neck and arm - he grabs the desk with both
             hands.

             DOOR BURSTS OPEN

             JONATHAN HARCASTLE (49), imposing, cigar gripped between his
             teeth, military styled suit displays medals, but has no
             significancy of any government.

             Holds a cell phone to his ear.

             CODY'S EYES FLASH OPEN -- SHOCK

                                 HARCASTLE
                       I believe you were right the first
                       time.

             Pulls a forty-five from his jacket, and promptly SHOOTS CODY.

             DISBELIEF in Cody's eyes, as he slumps, dead.

             Harcastle, strolls to the desk -- kicks the chair with the
             body aside.

             Underneath the desk -- a young girl scared. She wipes her
             mouth.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Get the fuck outta here! And if I
                       EVER hear of this --

             He points to the body. Then her.

             She hurries to run out.

             Harcastle pushes Cody's body to the floor -- sits in chair
             and rolls to behind the desk --

             He pats the top -- flicks open his cell. Punches speed dial.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       The noddy's been removed. We start
                       now. Now I'm, on top of it.

             INT. DORM ROOM KITCHEN - DAY

             JEWEL'S BODY STUCK HALFWAY THROUGH THE WALL, an arm reaches,
             fingers grab and half a mouth pleads, a foot at the bottom,
             wiggles. 

                                 JEWEL
                       Help me.

             Deter closely inspects the grotesque caricature, speaking
             from the wall.   

                                 DETER
                       Looks like him.

             Kidney unwraps a candy bar. Touches the moving lips.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Sounds like him.

             Holds the partially unwrapped candy up.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Wanna bite?

             He snatches it way, laughs. Danny disgusted, shakes his head
             as he enters.

                                 DANNY
                       Cut it out man, this is not funny.

             Through his half mouth, Jewel can hardly be understood.

                                 JEWEL
                       Imb mot payin... Imb stuck.

                                 DANNY
                       What do you mean you're stuck. Use
                       the stream.

                                 JEWEL
                       I camp...

                                 DANNY
                       What the fuck you--

             Danny Deter Kidney, look at each other. Suddenly it dawns.

                                 DETER
                       You're fucked!

             Danny smirks, adjusts the gadget on his arm and, walks
             through the wall.

                                 DANNY
                       Too bad we can't watch you figure
                       this one out-- 
                           (sarcasticlly)
                       "Bright boy."

                                 JEWEL
                       Waip..!

             His eye darts about.

             Deter pats the half face.

                                 DETER
                       Guess it's best to listen, when
                       things ain't tested.

             Twists little dials on his watch and follows Danny, through
             the wall.

             The HOUSE DOG, a Great Dane named FRANK, saunters in -
             notices the half face, jumps up against the wall, licks it.

                                 JEWEL
                       Geb hib away frob be!

             The foot at the bottom wiggles, a vain kick. 

             FACE BLOWS SPITTLE AT THE DOG.

             Frank gets down, smells the foot - pees on it.

             Deter sticks his head back through the wall, as the dog lops
             away.

                                 DETER
                       Damm. You even piss dogs off. 

             A smaller indistinct dog, three legs, one coming from its
             stomach waggles behind Frank, sniffs the foot, snubs it,
             waggles after Frank.

             INT. OTHER SIDE OF WALL - HALLWAY - DAY

             JEWEL IN THE WALL - AN ARM a watch on it, SWUNG BACK, THE
             BACK OF his HEAD, A LEG HALF IN, like he strolled to the wall
             and kept going.

             Deter walks through wall and slaps Jewel's protruding butt.

                                 DETER
                       Make a great dart board.

             Danny tickers with the watch on Jewel's arm, hung out the
             wall.

                                 DANNY
                       A second. Less than that. You can't
                       fool around.

             Kidney wads a candy wrapper - stuffs it in one back baggy
             pocket, only to pull another out the other.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Parsecs. The fragments of a second.

                                 DANNY
                       He sidestepped, when he should have
                       moved aside.

             Danny squints, as he adjusts the tiny dials. Deter tugs at
             Jewel's back pockets.

                                 DETER
                       He got any money in there?

                                 DANNY
                       There! Grab him and pull!

             They pull at appendages, Deter the pants, and suddenly, a
             SWISH and POP.

             Jewel is roughly pulled through the wall. His face arms and
             exposed skin bleed, scraped raw, his clothes shredded.

             They all fall against the far wall - slide to the floor.

             Danny picks himself up.

                                 DANNY
                       I told you! The stream is an exact
                       science. One mili-parsec... you'd
                       been plaster!

             Jewel rubs and licks his scraped arms.

                                 JEWEL
                       My bad. Now I know.

                                 DANNY
                       What the fuck's wrong with you? Why
                       you fuck with my brain?

                                 JEWEL
                       I'm your fuckin' nightmare... cause
                       I'm smarter than you. This toy? I
                       figured it out.

             Takes the watch off and throws it down.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Figured it right into a wall.

                                 JEWEL
                       Fuck you fat boy! Time is
                       multifaceted. Anyone could have
                       misjudged. 

             Deter picks up the watch. Presses a button on it. Walks to,
             and through the wall. Disappears.

             He walks suddenly back through wall.

                                 DETER
                       Works okay to me.

                                 JEWEL
                       Fuck you too! I'm going to the
                       infirmary.

             Storms off.

                                 DETER
                           (as if)
                       What?

                                 KIDNEY
                       Subtle. Skiddle?

             Deter waves the candy off.

                                 DETER
                       Get that outta my face!

             Danny sullen, mopes down the hall to go in the door.

             They punch buttons on their watches, and step through the
             wall to meet him.

             INT. DORM ROOM DAY

             Danny at his computer. He fiddles with tiny instruments,
             working on a watch. His area a mess; gadgets disassembled,
             others pieced together, notes, diagrams scattered about.

                                 DETER
                       Man, don't let skidz clue you.

                                 DANNY
                       He's no frazzle. X is. It's an
                       unknown. Either you're in it, or
                       you're not.

                                 DETER
                       Seconds split in half.

                                 DANNY
                       And either you're in that middle
                       stream between the two--

                                 KIDNEY
                       Just before it turns to the next,
                       or you're lost.

                                 DETER
                       And thars worlds in them thar
                       hills!

                                 DANNY
                       That we know nothing about.

             Kidney goes to scrounge through the fridge.

                                 KIDNEY
                       I think the kids got a problem.

             Deter plops down on a pillow couch, a gadget in his hands.

             SUDDENLY IN HIS LAP - A GIRL IS STANDING straddled above him.

                                 DANNY
                       Man, put that away.

             Deter fiddles to turn off the device, but not before stroking
             the image's leg.

                                 DETER
                       I've improved on it. You can feel
                       it now.  I call 'em "Heloids." Part
                       holograph, with android attributes.

             Kidney pops his head up from fridge, to look over counter.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Hey, bring her back! Them's not the
                       only attributes--

                                 DETER
                       It's like that holo-doctor on tv,
                       but way "stuped." 

                                 DANNY
                       That'll "frazzle" the "Stizzle."

                                 KIDNEY
                       What he say? Trying to sound all
                       Negro. Boy, yo' mama's rich, yo'
                       daddy's ugly, and you in a facility
                       for rich juveniles. What's with the
                       hip hop jizzle?

             Danny flips him off--

                                 DANNY
                       Lightning the moment. Look at this.
                       I think I've found a way to direct
                       the stream to a specific
                       destination.

             Sets the watch down, along side some diagrams and figures of
             space and time calculations.

                                 DANNY
                       What Jewel did, showed me a mistake
                       when I fixed his watch. What we've
                       found is not a bunch of worlds...
                       but one. See, that's what was so
                       confusing--

             TINY IMAGES APPEAR ABOVE THE WATCH -- LIKE A PICASSO -- WAVY
             PEOPLE, BUILDINGS, INCREDIBLE SHAPES pass quickly pass.

             Deter's gadget's image about a foot tall, ignored, shimmy
             dances above the table, as they watch Danny's display..

                                 DETER
                       He likes her you know?

                                 DANNY
                       She's got her own mind. I'm a tough
                       guy remember. She ain't into that.

             They laugh.

                                 DETER
                       He's playing it the same way.

                                 DANNY
                       And he'll probably get the same
                       reaction, come on... Shape and
                       form. We've never stayed long
                       enough to examine what we've been
                       seeing-

             Kidney bounces down on the pillow couch, a plate in his lap
             holds a myriad of meats and condiments - Deter's side rises
             and pushes him over.

             He rolls off, onto the floor.

                                 DETER
                       Man, go on a diet!

             Kidney eating, feels the tiny Heloid's calf.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Hmm...

             Deter grabs the imager.

                                 DETER
                       Gimme that... before you eat it!

                                 KIDNEY
                       A world inside a world. Like the
                       cream filling ina Yoho.

                                 DANNY
                       Not ANOTHER world... my calcs' show
                       it's part of this one.

             Deter from the floor, the image held tightly in one hand, the
             imager in the other. Clutches them to his chest.

             INT. BROOKHOUSE ACADEMY 

             Jonathan Harcastle grouses behind his desk. Military
             Paraphernalia now line the walls of his domain. His suit
             though military, remains an enigma to what allegiance.

             In front of him, a SHROUDED FIGURE, IDAR, identity obscured,
             head down, holds an orb that glows between, GOLD HANDS.

                                 IDAR
                       Continuation, jeopardizes
                       existence.

             Harcastle nervously twiddles an unlit cigar, between two
             fingers.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       I will monitor all activity.

             The ORB in Idar's hands, GLOWS BRIGHTER. 

             HOODED HEAD RISES. A gold wizened face - the eyes fire.

                                 IDAR
                       YOU WILL CEASE THE ACTIVITY!

                                 HARCASTLE
                       I will do what keeps security.

             HARCASTLE STANDS, - a small show of bravado.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       These kids shall be dealt with.

             ORB GLOWS BRIGHTER between Idar's hands, til a green light
             envelops and illuminates his body.

                                 IDAR
                       Elimination.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Should the situation prove drastic.
                       I know methods.

                                 IDAR
                       Quick ones, I hope.

             The glow surrounding Idar brightens - he disappears.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Quicker than that.

             EXT. A METROPOLITAN CITY - DAY

             Skyscrapers reach like sprouts to the sun, as citizens by the
             thousands, swarm the streets below. 

             DANNY, DETER AND KIDNEY APPEAR in a crowd standing at a
             crosswalk. Oddly, their presence causes no concern.

                                 DETER
                       You'd think people streamed in
                       everyday?

             Men politely nod, women smile as they pass the trio.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Look! They got a KFC!

             Deter pops him behind the head. Danny checks his watch.

                                 DANNY
                       We can't skip the stream, so we
                       gotta find how time works here.

                                 DETER
                       Time is time. It's all relevant, as
                       they say.

                                 DANNY
                       But as time slips into the next
                       second, any miscalculation could
                       slip us anywhere--

                                 KIDNEY
                           (munching)
                       Like inside a wall.

                                 DANNY
                       Jewel proved that. Hello?

             RACHEL, a petite young girl with big eyes watches them. A
             strange smile on her face.

             Kidney offers her a liquorice. She grabs his hand and sucks
             the candy from his fingers. More content on the fingers.

             Snatches his hand back.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Damm, she's hungrier than me!

             Danny stares as the girl sucks the liquorice-- a look of
             wonder on her face- why doesn't it taste like Kidney's
             fingers.

             They march off, Deter glances back, the girl still there,
             watches their every move.

                                 DETER
                       Girl ain't right.

             Every encounter is the same, greeted by handshakes and, an
             excited tasting of fingers.

                                 KIDNEY
                       I feel like a tootsie roll.

             Deter stuffs his hands into his pockets after a over excited
             greeter bites him.

                                 DETER
                       What is it with these people? I'm
                       beginning to feel like it's dinner
                       time, and I'm the main course.

             Kidney spots THREE GIGGLING GIRLS, who quickly pass by. One
             pokes him, strokes the skin on his arm, and licks her finger
             as she scurries away.

             Deter shivers.

                                 DETER
                       Sheesh, I feel like a steak.

                                 DANNY
                       Come on. Let's find who runs shit.

                                 DETER
                       Straight to the top this kid.

             Kidney drags, takes in his surroundings.

                                 KIDNEY
                       They got some clean streets here.
                       Must keep their pets inside.

             Reaches to his back pocket for a treat- baffled the cupboard
             is bare -- crestfallen he makes off to catch up to the rest.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Anybody got any candy?

                                                      SWIRL DISSOLVE-

             INT. DARK ROOM

             HARCASTLE pops a jelly bean into his mouth, and shakes a full
             hand to position another.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Damn kids mouths are shut tighter
                       than a bitch's legs on crack.

             PETER COWL (19) scrawny, freckled, assistant to the Director
             Harcastle -- "suck up" and pawn.

                                 PETER
                       Wouldn't that be open sir?

             Harcastle turns sharply.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       What? 

                                 PETER
                       From what I've heard. A woman on
                       that substance would want to open
                       her legs--

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Boy shut up! Bitch on that don't
                       want nothing but more. So where's
                       my shit?

                                 PETER
                       Sir?

                                 HARCASTLE
                       The data on the stream, fool!

                                 PETER
                       As your, distasteful pictorial
                       pronounced, they aren't giving up,
                       as you said, shit.  All we got is
                       that Danny has an electronic
                       transceiver of sorts, allowing him
                       and his group to "stream" to...

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Stream? To where? Time, outer
                       space, what?

                                 PETER
                       We're not sure.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Get out of here! Next time I tell
                       you to being me information. Bring
                       me some fuckin' information!

             Peter starts for the door. IDAR APPEARS, on the couch in the
             corner.

                                 IDAR
                       Wait boy.

             Peter held motionless, the orb in Idar's lap pulses a soft
             green glow. 

             IDAR FLOATS UP in a sitting position-- 

             suddenly he's standing behind the boy. The orb held up to the
             ear.

                                 IDAR
                       This is what you will do.

             Peter mesmerized. Blinks. And turns to look at Idar.

                                 IDAR
                       Be gone.

             With a wave of the hand, the boy flash disappears.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       You people are just pushy. I told
                       you I was--

                                 IDAR
                       Tell me nothing! You may play
                       soldier as you want. But your
                       bumbling will not be tolerated. We
                       need action now. I intervened.

             Harcastle boldly steps forward.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Look, I don't need you--

             IDAR GRABS HIS NECK AND LIFTS HIM OFF THE FLOOR.

                                 IDAR
                       You need to remember. Medals don't
                       make a hero. And the tools we give
                       you can be retrieved. Do as you are
                       told, and we may let your pretense
                       continue.

             Throws him to the couch. Disappears.

             Harcastle aghast.  Defiant.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Kiss my ass.

             Straightens himself.

             A cat saunters in, goes to his leg. He starts to kick, but
             pushes the animal away. Cat comes back. He pats its head.

             INT. LIBRARY - DAY

             Rows of tall dark wooded cabinets, filled with books.

             VIEW SHIMMERS as Danny, Deter and Kidney stream into an empty
             aisle.

             Danny flips open his watch, reveals a small screen. A
             directional device that blips a red dot pointing--

                                 DANNY
                       This way.

             Kidney bites a found pepperoni. Tries to twist open his
             watch. Nothing.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Shoot, mine don't do that.

             Danny's beeping watch leads him to row of city information.
             He pulls down a book to look through.

                                 DETER
                       We come to another world to go to
                       the library?

             Danny takes the book to a machine on a table and places the
             book underneath a glowing ray.  It scans pages putting the
             image up on a screen even though the book lies there closed.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Woo. We need one of those at home. 
                       Saves a lot of time turning pages!

             IDAR APPEARS in the aisle behind them. He is normal looking
             now, a human complexion, no longer gold.

                                 IDAR
                       Maybe, I can help you.

             Surprised, the boys quickly turn to the voice.

                                 DANNY
                       Now I see why you people weren't
                       surprised when we popped in. You do
                       this all the time?

                                 IDAR
                       There are things seen here, that
                       may be hard to believe. I can help.

                                 DANNY
                       We want to see those in charge.

             Kidney checks his back pockets stash. Empty.

                                 KIDNEY
                       I want to see what you people eat.
                       I'm hungry.

                                 IDAR
                       Set your devices at X oh point
                       five. And follow me.

             He disappears.

                                 DETER
                       Whoa! How'd he know about--

             Danny adjusts his watch.

                                 DANNY
                       Beats me. But what do we have to
                       lose. We're here.

             Danny and Deter punch their watches and vanish.

             Kidney stands, a queer look on his face.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Shoot, they better have some food.

             He punches his watch, and in a burst of light, follows.

             INT. UNDERGROUND

             A system of pipes running along archways, HISSING pumps and
             the SOUND of powerful engines.

             Danny leads the others who all, follow Idar down long
             corridors of dank tunnels, to a beautiful shining room.

             INT. THE GARDEN - BRIGHT

             Inside, silver illuminated walls reflect the light of
             hundreds of lamps, hovering above a huge array of luscious
             plant life, all strangely foreign, all gigantic.

             The boys look to each other. Awed by the immense foliage.

                                 IDAR
                       What you see, is millions of
                       centuries of planned breeding.
                       Structured life, the kind of which
                       your world will not learn.

             He throws something from his pocket into a nearby group of
             plants. 

             BULBOUS PLANT shoots out -- OPENS ITS LEAVES -- inside the
             bulb center, CLAW TEETH -- snap shut on the offered tidbit,
             and withdraws back into itself.

                                 IDAR
                       They are of course, carnivorous.
                       Follow me--

             He leads them through, past the garden to another glowing
             room, smaller, but covered with the same silver. They march
             toward a door at the end.

                                 DETER
                           (whispers)
                       Whew. What was that all about?

                                 DANNY
                       Shh! He wants to help.  Let's see
                       this out.

             Sullen, with nothing to eat, Kidney lags again.

                                 KIDNEY
                       I'm hungry!

             A strange yellow fruit is thrown from the shadows.  Overjoyed
             he picks it up. Looks to find who threw it, but no one is
             there.

             The others are about through the door.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Hey wait!

             He looks back.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Thank you--

             Runs to catch the door, just before it closes.

             The tail of a plaid skirt whisks down the outer corridor.

             INT. BROOKHOUSE DORMITORY - DAY

             A wary Peter Cowl, stuffs a partially assembled watch into
             his shirt. Rummages through stuff on Danny's desk, scooping
             up what looks like important pieces, stuffing them into a
             pocket.

             INT. DORMITORY HALLWAY - DAY

             LUANN JIMISON (20) tall, clumsy dark haired brain,
             straightens her glasses. It's unusual Danny's door ajar. 

             She creeps to push the door all the way open -- startles
             Peter, who spins around knocks small parts to floor.

                                 LUANN
                       Danny'll break you, if he catches
                       you here.

                                 PETER
                       I I was waiting for him. He's got
                       some jumped up stuff here.

                                 LUANN
                       Yeah, heavy. Hates when people
                       touch it.

             On her arm, a chronometer.

                                 PETER
                       You got one.

                                 LUANN
                       Friend. But I didn't sneak to get
                       it. He gave it to me, when we were--

             She doesn't finish.

                                 PETER
                       Were?

                                 LUANN
                       Never mind. You best leave, and
                       come back when someone's here.

             Peter bends to pick up dropped pieces of equipment.

                                 LUANN
                       Leave it. Just go.

             He quickly moves on and out the door.

                                 PETER
                       I'll come when he gets back.

                                 LUANN
                       You do that.

             Harcastle marches past the open door as Peter leaves. They
             glance at one another in passing, as he looks into the room.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Luann! Your paramour's absent, I
                       see.

             Jewel enters. Does an about face, upon seeing Harcastle.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Ah ha, the newest convict. Your
                       name son?

                                 LUANN
                       Look, I'm just Danny's friend, and
                       no, he isn't here.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       I'll get back to you little lady.
                       Who's our fresh face?

                                 JEWEL
                       Jules Carter, sir. They call me
                       Jewel.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Yes. Carter? Father's too busy
                       running his oil cartel to care for
                       his kid. Momma ran off with some
                       geneticist, wasn't it? You're here
                       cause you like stealing expensive
                       cars.

                                 LUANN
                       You don't have too be so cruel.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Missy, I can do what I please. This
                       is my camp now. And you juveniles
                       are under my thumb. Military rule
                       is now standard, and everything you
                       geniuses come up with, is for
                       government use.  Understand?

                                 LUANN
                       You can't--

                                 HARCASTLE
                       I already have. And when I find
                       your boyfriend.  His little toy is
                       mine too.

                                 JEWEL
                       HA!

             Gets up in Harcastle's face. Flips one the medals on his
             jacket.

                                 JEWEL
                       You don't scare me. With your fake
                       little decorations. What happened
                       to Cody?

                                 HARCASTLE
                       He retired suddenly. Now I'm in
                       charge.

                                 JEWEL
                       Not of me.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       You better get your little punk ass
                       out of my face. This is a
                       correctional facility remember, and
                       I can lock your ass up till you're
                       older than me!

             DORM DOORWAY

             Jesse and Squire excitedly rush in. See Harcastle and turn
             quickly, and try to crowd each other back out the door.

                                 JESSE
                       Whoa! Wrong room.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       No gentlemen. Come in. I was just
                       leaving. Now that we've established
                       rank and privilege. I'm not going
                       to have any trouble out of you two,
                       am I?

                                 SQUIRE
                       I hope not.

                                 JESSE
                       Who the fuck ARE you anyway?

                                 HARCASTLE
                       I'm you new nightmare. Piss me off,
                       and you'll never wake up!

             Retrieves a cigar from his top pocket, secures it between his
             teeth, and swaggers out the room.

             Squire runs and closes the door behind Harcastle. Stands
             there, back to door, nerves on edge.

                                 SQUIRE
                       That's one scary guy.

             Luann picks up the fallen pieces.

                                 LUANN
                       I don't like him.

             Jewel watches her butt.

                                 JEWEL
                       Don't look too bad to me.

                                 LUANN
                       Too bad for you.

                                 JEWEL
                       Sweetheart, your boyfriend gave up
                       on you. You need someone who cares.

                                 LUANN
                       As if you were talking to someone
                       who did.

             She sashays to the door.

                                 LUANN
                       You're too new to be stakin.'

                                 JEWEL
                       And you're too hot not to.

             Squire runs to open the door. 

                                 SQUIRE
                       She still loves Danny-- always
                       will.

             Luann opens it herself, and starts out.

                                 LUANN
                       Close the fan club Squire. He's
                       through with me. And I'm through
                       with him.

             Slams door leaving.

                                 JESSE
                       Me thinks the lady doth protest--

                                 SQUIRE
                       Too much.

             A smirk crosses Jewel's face.

                                 JEWEL
                       Stay gone for all I care.

             Squire and Jesse glance to each other.

                                 JESSE
                       Amigo, you sunburned?

                                 SQUIRE
                       No chance.

             EXT. DOOR - CITY STREET - DAY

             Doorway in mid-air opened, reveals a city view beyond the
             silver corridor.

             Danny looks back at Deter and Kidney. They all look up to
             Idar who presses through - People walk past as images on a TV
             screen as they step in--

             IDAR STEPS OUT, Danny Deter, Kidney follow. 

             Kidney lags - a queer glance back, at the odd sight of the
             LONE DOORWAY that stands in the middle of the sidewalk.

             Closed, it dissolves into nothingness.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Wow!

             He reaches back. It reappears. He moves his hand. It
             dissolves away. Sticks it back. 

             Door appears.

             Pulls hand away. Dissolves.

             Stick. Appear.

             Pull. Dissolve.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Hey guys! Look at this!

             Deter and Danny move quickly through the strange majestically
             arrayed streets, a strange green hue apparent in every
             essence. Idar, at a quick pace, seems to wander.

             Kidney turns to try the door again after failing to get their
             attention-- no door but -- the girl who sucked his fingers
             stands there and reaches to pull his fingers into her mouth.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Hey, you're cute. So you like to
                       suck things?

                                 DANNY
                       Come on Ray!

             He turns to Danny's voice and turns back to grab the girl.
             She's gone. Only a small flower (Pinguicula Agnata - Mexican
             carnivorous) in a crack in the sidewalk remains.

             "Frazzled" as they say, questioned look, face scrunched, a
             glance back, he darts to catch the others.

             EXT. FOLIATED AREA - DAY

             Idar leads them through an area with flowers are as tall as
             people, to a tubular archway that encircles a vacuum tube
             hole, flowered with leaves. 

             An OBLONG VEHICLE waits, doors slide open as he enters.

             Foliage around the hole seems to beckon its travelers into
             the chamber. The doors hiss, slide shut after them.

             Danny sits beside Idar in a curved cell around the pilot
             area, Deter and Kidney on side seats look out. 

             Huge windows top the bullet shaped enclosure, its slide into
             the tube slow and arduous.

                                 DETER
                       Don't use these much, eh doc?

                                 IDAR
                       The people outgrew them.

                                 DETER
                       Then why ain't we using the
                       upgrades?

                                 DANNY
                       Yeah, you been running us
                       everywhere and getting nowhere.
                       What's up?

                                 IDAR
                       You must understand what is perfect
                       order. To know that, you see what
                       isn't.

             They bullet spiral through the vacuum at tremendous speed,
             loop through tubes, up and over the city, down through
             buildings, into the air -- the tube disappears.

             Their capsule zooms over fields. Plush, thickly flowered
             fields of gigantic plants that resemble bulbous stalks.
             Tended by what looks like people.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Look Danny, huge corn!

                                 IDAR
                       Not quite son. Those spears are our
                       future. Our future sons and
                       daughters.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Bet they'll feed you for a long
                       time.

                                 IDAR
                       We feed them.

                                 DETER
                       Those people look over worked.

                                 IDAR
                       They are grown to do what they do.

                                 DANNY
                       Like everything else here, they
                       look a little green.

                                 IDAR
                       Possibly due to the high
                       chlorophyll in the atmosphere.

                                 KIDNEY
                       And where's your animals? Haven't
                       seen any.

                                 IDAR
                       Livestock are bred at facilities
                       away from populated areas. We are
                       here.

             The tube halts abruptly, throwing everyone but Idar, forward.

                                 DETER
                       Ever think about a brake job?

                                 IDAR
                       I must ask you to turn off your
                       devices while we are here. It...
                       disturbs the tranquility of the
                       progeniture.

             EXT. TUBE EXIT - DAY

             Danny steps out, Deter follows and Kidney watches Idar the
             last out, enter an enormous solarium.

             The foliage that surrounds the tube sucks it back in and
             closes. A flowered wall.

             INT. HUGE CIRCLED ROOM - DAY

             Glass ceilings encircle the golden green room, a blue green
             sky above. Yellow tinged clouds float slowly by.

             Standing on pedestals that resemble plant pots, THREE GIANT
             GOLD COMPLEXIONED FIGURES IN LONG FLOWED ROBES, that hide
             their appendages, APPEAR on the floor.

             Danny and the others stand awed, by the men so like plants,
             that tower above them.

             Idar steps forward. Announces their presence.

                                 IDAR
                       These are they, Majesties.

             The center figure GODAC, a massive presence, his robes
             shimmer a golden red (Nepenthes alata (Red Pitcher), a cowl
             up around his neck, speaks in a BOOMING VOICE..

                                 GODAC
                       They of the trial?

                                 IDAR
                       The third of the fourteen planets.

             On the right, SATIR (Utricularia dichotoma), slightly
             smaller, purple robe, green sash, wizened gold face.

                                 SATIR
                       The fourth sustained life, but
                       briefly?

                                 IDAR
                       For only three centuries. Humidity
                       ceased. Life ended. But these--

             OTWAR a white haired sage (Dionaea muscipula), gold owl face,
             iridescent yellow robes, gold braided spikes stick from the
             seams, floats forward.

                                 OTWAR
                       Do they know?

                                 IDAR
                       They walk our world.

             The pedestals all rise. Float around the boys.

                                 OTWAR
                       If they are here. They know.

                                 IDAR
                       Complete comprehension, no.

                                 GODAC
                       Their devices made this possible?

                                 IDAR
                       They are considered highly
                       intelligent. But are also called
                       delinquents.

                                 DETER
                       Hey! I resemble that!

                                 DANNY
                       Love the flattery, but we are here.
                       Talk to us.

                                 GODAC
                       Your presence does not divert its
                       insignificance.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Hey, I'm from Earth. I am somebody!

             Otwar floats over him.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Okay. I'm who ever you say I am.

                                 DANNY
                       Look, we just want to know why your
                       world, looks so much like ours. 

             The triangle reunites. They are OVERHEARD.

                                 OTWAR
                       They do not know--

                                 GODAC
                       That seems apparent--

                                 SATIR
                       Send them away now--

                                 GODAC
                       They know of us--

             Floats up to them.

                                 IDAR
                       Majesties?

             The statues and Idar merge into a crystal ball of energy,
             swirling high overhead, brighter and brighter till--

             IT EXPLODES, Sparkles fall over the boys. Dissipates.

             Arms up, ducked down to avoid the nothing that falls, they
             uncover their faces to see Idar, in front of them.

                                 IDAR
                       Come with me.

             As they follow him, they are enveloped in a big blue green
             ball of light and it gathers them all inside. As they walk,
             it rolls them into nothingness -- disappears.

             INT. BROOKHOUSE RESEARCH FACILITY - DAY

             SOUND OF LOUD TURBINE ENGINE echoes through a huge cavernous
             hanger.

             In a corner, a smudge faced Luann, squats next to a
             motorcycle frame, magnetic coils for wheels, attached to a
             skateboard.

             Her hand adjusts controls on the bike's body. The engine
             races unevenly. The turbine coils, spin wheels of dancing
             light.

             Luann's face is a scrunch of confusion, the calculations
             don't work.

             She moves to her work table, retrieves a small diagnostic
             device, next to a cup of chocolate pudding, among Dixie cups
             of budding exotic plants -- points it at the bike. An uneven
             engine becomes smooth.

             Climbing on the "Motor Skateboard," still holding the device,
             waves it over the top controls.

             THE "BIKE" RISES BETWEEN HER LEGS.

             She throws the device to the table, it lands in the pudding
             as she grabs the handles, and shoots off.

             Luann FLIES the MOTOBOARD ABOUT THE HANGER IN SKATE BOARD
             MANEUVERS. Loops and dips, swings around close to walls, up
             and around, down and upside down through the air.

             HANGER DOOR BANGS OPEN.

             Squire and Jesse burst through the small hinged door of the
             hanger's huge double door.

             Mouths drop, as Luann flies about the room.

             An UPSIDE DOWN LUANN FLIES over them -- hovers. 

                                 JESSE
                       Moue Grande conchita. You got it
                       working!

             Her upside down head, is even with his.

                                 LUANN
                       Was there a bet I couldn't?

                                 SQUIRE
                       Well Danny thought--

             Luann swoop flies the machine over and around, to land in
             front of the boys.

                                 LUANN
                       So what's that fuck got to do with
                       anything of mine?

             DOOR FLIES OPEN - BANGS AGAINST THE BIG DOOR.

             JEWEL STRUTS IN.

                                 JEWEL
                       Still tryin' to get that thing to
                       work?

                                 SQUIRE
                       Naw man you're late--

                                 LUANN
                       No... you're right on time. Why
                       don't you see if you can get it
                       going--

                                 JESSE
                       Lu--

                                 LUANN
                       Shut the fuck up! Come on, get on
                       and give it a shot.  You're good
                       with physics. Gravitation
                       calibration's off.

             Jewel saunters to the "bike." Climbs on.

                                 JESSE
                       Sure sweet. Anything that dweeb of
                       an ex couldn't do it, should be a
                       snap for me.

             Luann gets the device used earlier, from the table.

             Adjusts it, and points it at him.

                                 LUANN
                       Yeah big man, let's see can you get
                       it up--

             THE MOTOBOARD TAKES OFF! A scared Jewel grabs the handle bars
             for dear life as Luann remotely zooms the machine about the
             room.

             Jesse and Squire fall out laughing, as the motoboard takes
             Jewel, arms wrapped around the bars, up and around the
             hanger, swooping up and down until Luann sees he's about to
             fall off.

             The motoboard slides to a halt in front of Luann. Jesse and
             Squire on the floor can't stop laughing, as Jewel shaken and
             unsteady climbs off the bike.

                                 JESSE
                       That got it up!

             Jewel stomps up to Jesse on the floor, who jumps up, his arms
             out, defensive.

                                 JESSE
                       What? You fillin' froggy?

             Luann steps between.

                                 LUANN
                       Cool the testosterone. Take that
                       shit to the curb...with Danny.

             Squire moves to Luann's table, plays with the exotic plants.
             One is a small Venus Flytrap. He sticks his finger in it. The
             plant closes about his finger.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Hey, look at this.  It likes me!

             She opens the hanger's double doors -- jumps on the Motoboard
             and flies out the door.

             Jewel and Jesse run to the door -- watch as she swoops off,
             spirals through the air and zooms out of sight.

             Jewel shields his eyes,

                                 JESSE
                       A little touchy.

                                 JEWEL
                       Danny ain't that bad.

                                 SQUIRE
                       You don't get anything, do you?

                                 JEWEL
                       What squirt. I can outdo Danny in
                       anything.

                                 SQUIRE
                       That's just it. Another bad ass.
                       Ow! This thing bit me!

             Pulls his finger from the plant. It's bleeding, the skin raw.

                                 JESSE
                       Teach you to stick things where
                       they don't belong.

             They head to Jewel's Viper. Squire sucking his finger, climbs
             in back.

             EXT. JEWEL'S VIPER - DAY

             Jewel stands about to enter the driver's side. Jesse stands
             at shotgun.

                                 JESSE
                       We know the bulb burns brightest
                       before it goes out. Slow yours and
                       understand fighting's why they
                       aren't together, bright boy. 

             Once in, they close the doors. 

             INT. JEWEL'S VIPER

             Jewel starts the car and fiddles with controls.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Danny was just like you.

                                 JEWEL
                       Well, he isn't anymore. Let's get
                       the stream outta here.

                                 JESSE
                       No, just drive.  I don't feel like
                       ending up part of the pavement.

             Squire giggles in back.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Or a wall...

             INT. BROOKHOUSE DARKENED ROOM 

             FIVE MAKESHIFT WALLS stand in different areas about the room.
             Body parts wiggle and stick from each. 

             Hands grab air. At another, a leg, the foot wiggles. Another,
             an upper torso and arm grotesquely kick and wave. The fourth,
             a face melded into it, arms wag, mumbled cries for help. 

             The last stands empty.  Waiting.

             Peter sweats over a chronometer in pieces in front of him.

             Computers line the room, tables with diagrams, small
             electrical parts lie on one. A technician's upper body slumps
             dead mid-way through a table -- the legs useless underneath.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Damn it boy! Can't you get anything
                       right?

                                 PETER
                       I'm stretching the limit of mental
                       capabilities as it is... sir!

                                 HARCASTLE
                       I'm a stretch your ass, if you
                       don't get this thing to work.

             Peter looks up to the last volunteer that stands waiting.
             Makes a last adjustment with the watch he's holding. 

             Puts it in the Variant Destabilizer, and sends it to the
             receiver box on his right side... the Captivator.

             Pulling out a duplicated watch, he hands it to the volunteer,
             who nervously, and hesitantly takes it. Puts it on.

             The volunteer muddles to the makeshift wall. Frightened, he
             glances to Peter, holds the wrist with the watch, and steps
             slowly closer to the upright. 

             Harcastle moves behind him and pushes him through.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       What the fuck ya' waitin' for
                       dammit!

             The volunteer slides through the wall.

             INT. MAKE-SHIFT WALL

             POV- This side Wall. Volunteer's foot, the last to go
             through. Harcastle and Peter wait for the volunteer to step
             from the other side.

             NOTHING. They look to each other.

             Harcastle rushes to look around one side. Peter the other. No
             one there.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Gott damn you! I want to know where
                       they go. Not lose the muthafuckahs!

             Angrily prepares to leave. Straightening his suit. Walks
             around the wall and pushes Peter out of the way.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Get that shit working. I want to
                       know where they go, and where they
                       are when they get there. That Idar
                       ain't telling no more than he wants
                       us to know, and I need to know it
                       all! Get on it! 

             Walks out, slams the door. An angry Peter, fuming, swats part
             pieces aside.

             INT. SILVER ROOM - 

             Danny Deter and Kidney, hand search seams along their
             enclosure's wall.

                                 KIDNEY
                       I thought he liked us.

                                 DETER
                       Nothing is ever as it seems, mutton
                       face.

             Kidney snerls.

                                 KIDNEY
                       I'm not the one thought Jewel was
                       nice.

                                 DETER
                       He's a suckah. Bitch name and all.

                                 DANNY
                       Tiny abrasions--

                                 DETER
                       You found a door?

                                 DANNY
                       No. Objects can't fit seamlessly,
                       and even if they seem too, there's
                       always a trace of where they came
                       together. 

             His fingers traces a hair-line crack.

                                 DANNY
                       Right here!

             Danny adjusts his watch.

                                 SQUIRE
                       So we just stream out right?

                                 DANNY
                       I'll come back and get you.

                                 DETER
                       You'll come back to an ass kickin'
                       if you leave my ass here! No really
                       chief, what's the spiel?

                                 DANNY
                       This material blocks it. When they
                       had us turn these off, they did
                       something-- some kind of
                       interference--

             He puts his hand to the wall-- it slides like liquid absorbed
             into the invisible seam.

                                 DANNY
                       But I was prepared. Taking into
                       consideration that our stream might
                       be unstable I preprogrammed my
                       watch to automatically detect and
                       deactivate  all interference.  

             Kidney puts his hand to the wall.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Didn't think it important enough to
                       share, 'eh?

                                 DANNY
                       Aw man, I did it way back when J
                       got stuck.  Just didn't mention it,
                       cause I was gonna do all the
                       watches. Didn't have time.

                                 DETER
                       That's a fine howdie do.

             Danny disappears into the wall.

                                 KIDNEY
                       So what'r we suppose to do now?

                                 DETER
                       Wait.

                                 KIDNEY
                       I'm hungry!

             Deter frowns at him.

             INT. SOLARIUM - DAY

             Idar follows Godac who floats on his pedestal and sprays huge
             stalk corn like foliage, with a spigot that has no hose.

             Godac lovingly inspects and peers into each husk.

             Hundreds of stalks line the gigantic room and writhe as they
             reach to the warm ceiling lamps.

                                 IDAR
                       It is a temporary fix.

                                 GODAC
                       Confinement is not adequate?

                                 IDAR
                       Their acquaintances may follow.
                       What bothers me is the Duncil.
                       Ignorance is contagious.

                                 GODAC
                       It would seem a military background
                       does not mean, a backbone.

                                 IDAR
                       His investigations may result in
                       the formula.

                                 GODAC
                       And once that, we end this?

                                 IDAR
                       If all knowledge of our existence
                       is removed.

             Like a Bee, Godac flits from one plant to another, spraying.

                                 GODAC
                       Idar, we have kept knowledge that
                       other worlds exist out of earth's
                       mentality even in the presence of
                       undeniable evidence.  Were they to
                       find that all that has only been
                       subterfuge to keep them from the
                       truth, we shall end the experiment.

                                 IDAR
                       We knew they would eventually
                       stumble across it. They have
                       investigated time travel, warps,
                       and interstellar life, but the
                       knowledge that they are not the
                       precious species they think they
                       are, would be a horrendous
                       awakening.

                                 GODAC
                       I doubt we would survive. These
                       young people must be dealt with. Or
                       we may have to find another source
                       of sustenance.

                                 IDAR
                       We no longer have the resources to
                       create another.

             INT. BROOKHOUSE SCIENCE LAB - DAY  

             Luann writes on a Tablet PC, surrounded by exotic carnivorous
             plants. A framed picture of her and Danny in a corner.

             A pet alligator raises its head from the water -- hiss-growls
             from its enclosed environment in a corner, glass sweat
             fogged, 

                                 LUANN
                       Hungry Charlie?

             Above the aquarium, a poster of Charlie Tuna, his tail caught
             in an alligator's mouth. The words "Sorry Charlie" above.

             Removes a cover from a cage next to the tank, grabs a fat
             rat's tail from an agitated group huddled in a corner.

                                 LUANN
                       Sorry little one, but the chain
                       must go on.

             Lifts aquarium cover, drops the rodent.

             Charlie blinks. Nonplussed by the morsel.

             The rat on a rise with Charlie, nowhere to run, trembles
             where rock meets water. A fake Palm tree shades its fear.

                                 LUANN
                       Just like a man. Stares you in the
                       face and can't see it.

             Covers the other rats.

                                 LUANN
                       Do you know you're food?

             EXT. BROOKHOUSE GROUNDS - DAY 

             Driving to the Compound, Jewel spies a Masseratti 3200 GT car
             parked in former administrator Cody's parking spot.

             His eyes widen, a grin. 

             Positioning his Viper next to the other car, he adjusts his
             watch, takes it off, opens the door, sets it on his seat.

             He ambles to the Masseratti. Tries the door. It's locked.
             Goes back to his car, gets the watch from the seat.

                                 SQUIRE
                       What the fuck you doing?

                                 JESSE
                           (snide)
                       Reverting to type?

                                 JEWEL
                       You coming?

             Jewel points his watch at the car.

             HE DISAPPEARS, APPEARING INSIDE THE CAR. UNLOCKS THE DOORS.

                                 JESSE
                       What the hell.

             Jesse jumps from the car, runs to the other.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Hey! Wait for me.

             Scrambles from the back seat. 

             Twirls around, hands up, exasperated.

                                 SQUIRE
                       The boy's a fool!

             Jesse holds door as he jumps in the back of the Masseratti -
             a tight scrunched fit.

             Jewel runs back to his Viper, fiddles with the watch, throws
             it on the car seat. 

             The Viper vanishes. He jumps into the Massaratti.

             INT. MASSERATTI - DAY

             A worried look.

                                 JESSE
                       You sure you want to do this?

                                 JEWEL
                       Fuck that muthafuckah, he' can't
                       talk to me any ol' way.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Shit! There's not enough room in
                       here for a book. Let me out. I'll
                       go find the others. S'been a week.

                                 JEWEL
                       You do that dweeb. Go find your
                       little idol.

             Squire barely out the car -- Jewel guns the gas and takes
             off. Jewel falls out on his ass.

             INT. MASSERATTI

             Jewel punches the CD player.

             MUSIC UP-  Limp Biscuit & Snoop Dog's

              "Red light Green Light" plays in the background.

                                 JEWEL
                       Tell me when you ready to go.

                                 JESSE
                       Aren't we?

             Jewel shifts -- pops clutch -- stomps the gas -- a blur of
             speed. 

             Jesse thrown back, grips door handle and seat, as the car
             lurches forward. 

             The car rockets toward the raceway, near the unfinished
             bridge.

                                 JESSE
                       You gonna try it own your own?

                                 JEWEL
                       I don't know what I'm gonna do. 
                       I'm just gonna do it.

             Jesse looks the bridge, to Jewel, to the bridge.

                                 JESSE
                       You haven't got the stream down
                       yet. I don't know if I want--

             Enveloped by a blinding flash -- a field of energy.

             Jesse again grabs any available hand hold. 

             EXT. THE CAR -- LIKE INTO A STRAW, IS SUCKED INTO THE STREAM.

             INT. MASSERATTI - DAY

             Jewel jams with the music, marvels at the stream field
             outside the windows.

                                 JEWEL
                       Tell me when you ready to go--

             Wide eyed, mouth hung, Jesse is a wonder.

             Spins and turns through what can only be magnetic energy, the
             car is thrown back and forth in a weird roller coaster ride.

             Jewel oblivious to any danger. Jesse stares at him.

                                 JEWEL
                       Jumpin' that bad boy!

                                 JESSE
                       So why haven't we landed, and damn!
                       How do you know where you are in
                       here?

                                 JEWEL
                       Gotta aim and calculate in your
                       head.

             A VIEW of the bridge, hazy, quickly appears in front of them.

                                 JEWEL
                       Hold on!

             EXT. MASSERATTI

             The car POPS like a bubble shot through a straw, over the
             bridge -- lands hard -- skid spins around -- tires squeal,
             rubber smokes as it slides to a stop.

             Jesse exhales violently, pushes the door open and rushes to
             the pavement.

                                 JESSE
                       Lord, smite this child!

             He kisses the ground.

                                 JESSE
                       You're a fool. Oh yeah, straight
                       up... fool!

             Looks at his watch.

                                 JESSE
                       Man? This can't... Says we been
                       gone an hour. Felt like seconds. 

                                 JEWEL
                       I know. Time passes much quicker
                       out here. That's why everything
                       seems so fast when we're in it.

                                 JESSE
                       So that's why you got stuck in the
                       wall?

                                 JEWEL
                       Yeah, what was, may not be when you
                       get there. Trying to land in the
                       middle of a second, where things
                       were when you left, is a mother. 

                                 JESSE
                       Step from the stream too quickly--

                                 JEWEL
                       Exactly.

                                 JESSE
                       That's what Danny meant-- swerved
                       when you should have turned.

                                 JEWEL
                       Fuck him.

                                 JESSE
                       You know you two are gonna have to
                       learn to at least coexist. We can't
                       get out of here.

                                 JEWEL
                       What's your gig?

                                 JESSE
                       Parents thought my creativity was
                       beyond their social strata.

                                 JEWEL
                           (laughs)
                       Couldn't deal with their kid being
                       smarter than them, huh?

                                 JESSE
                       I really shouldn't have robotized
                       the house. I think that was the
                       last straw. That and the dog.

                                 JEWEL
                       Dog?

                                 JESSE
                       When Danny created the method for
                       streaming. We didn't know we could
                       also change molecular structure
                       with it.  And before we thought it
                       safe enough for us, we experimented
                       on a couple of, other mammals--

                                 JEWEL
                       One, being said dog?

                                 JESSE
                       Cody's secretary's-- at a party at
                       my parent's house, before they put
                       me here.

                                 JEWEL
                       Oh shit! That's why that little
                       mithaficah has a leg in the middle
                       of its stomach!

                                 JESSE
                       Yeah. See we already went through
                       that shit with the wall, with
                       animals. But sometimes they came
                       out... a little different.

                                 JEWEL
                       I bet she was pissed!

                                 JESSE
                       Hell no!  We sedated it, pitched it
                       at a passing truck out front of the
                       school.

                                 JEWEL
                       Oh you didn't?

             Jesse shrugs.

                                 JESSE
                       Not for it to get hit asshole. So
                       she'd think it had. Bitch was a
                       dumb ass. She was screwin' Cody. He
                       tell her air was down, she'd been
                       on the floor trying to suck it up.

                                 JEWEL
                       I know. She was kinda thick.

             Jesse's brow raises.

                                 JESSE
                       All over.

                                 JEWEL
                       I had just got here, but I know--

             Thinking of Cody's secretary bring smiles to both their
             faces.

             A sudden thought hits Jesse, he grabs Jewel's arm.

                                 JESSE
                       How'd you do that? I saw you throw
                       yours in the other car.

             Jewel reaches in his jacket pocket, withdraws another watch.

                                 JEWEL
                       I've configured this one to pick up
                       the transmissions of my pulse and
                       synapses. As long as I'm within a
                       few feet of it. I can think it to
                       work.

                                 JESSE
                       Okay, but what if you lose your
                       coat? Bad thought process.

                                 JEWEL
                       But say someone had you trapped,
                       tied up, or naked, and you were in
                       range of the watch.  You could
                       escape.

                                 JESSE
                       Right mister secret agent. That's
                       why it makes more sense to keep it
                       on your fuckin' arm. That's dumber
                       than Squirrelly Squire.

                                 JEWEL
                       You're just jealous cause you
                       didn't come up with it.

                                 JESSE
                       Man, if I thought about doing it,
                       I'd make it a lot smaller, possibly
                       a flesh colored Photoresist, or
                       photomechanical product in the form
                       of a liquid, or a laminated dry
                       film of printed circuits. Certain
                       types  would of course, require the
                       use of large quantities of ozone
                       depleting hydrochlorocarbon
                       solvents, mostly tri-1
                       trichloroethane and methylene
                       chloride, for their processing, but
                       you could wear it inconspicuously,
                       and processed with retentive
                       memory, could also be sprayed on.

                                 JEWEL
                       Hey! That'd be frazzlin.' All the
                       circuits, polymers inside the
                       patch? And the spray? Frazzles my
                       brain.

             INT. BROOKHOUSE RESEARCH FACILITY

             A DOOR FRAME, UPRIGHT in the middle of the room. 

             VIEW INSIDE it - a JUNGLE. HUGE WIDE LEAVES. A combative
             wall.

             A broad smile stretches across Peter's face.

                                 PETER
                       X stream achieved!

             The foliage's image in the door fluctuates, flickering plants
             encroach the door frame.

             Harcastle grabs the young man's shoulder.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       All them brains finally got it!

             Peter beams. A praised child. 

                                 PETER
                       Elementary, actually sir. Tri
                       phased a second into parts, found
                       the middle as it transcended moment
                       to moment and then I--

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Yeah yeah you found the damn thing.
                       Alright. Now where can we go?

                                 PETER
                       Uh, I don't know that yet. I just
                       found what happens when you get to
                       it--

             Points to the writhing vines that encircle the door, snaking
             from the image inside. A plant encrusted archway with thick
             leaved stalks, that seems to forbid entry.

                                 PETER
                       That.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       And what, or where is, that?

                                 PETER
                       Somebody's got to go see.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Is that where they went?

             Peter clicks his lips.

                                 PETER
                       Again... we won't know till someone
                       goes in there.

             Harcastle snatches the boy up by his collar, and throws him
             into the door way.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Now, we'll know.

             A SOUND, almost a burp is HEARD as leaves cover the boy's
             body, swept into the plant.

             INT. LUANN'S ROOM - DAY

             TV HOLOGRAM ON Luann's table is shows a rerun of "Invasion of
             the Body Snatchers" (Don Siegel version (1956).

             A chemical bubbles in a petri dish. No source of heat causes
             the activity.

             Her hand. An eyedropper -- tiny droplets into the dish.

             A FLY BUZZES about a Venus Fly Trap -- lands inside -- flower
             closes.

                                 LUANN
                       Free meal I see.

             The combined liquids sparkle. 

             Next to Charlie's dinner rats, another clear box - small
             grubs wiggle on the bottom, as trapped flies fly above.

             In the petri dish, a brilliant snowflake crystal has formed
             from the chemicals.

             Luann, with a pair of tweezer tongs, gently removes it from
             the dish and sets it slowly, into a round metal canister
             marked Volatile Matricual Materials.

             She attaches hose connectors to the sides, and one on top
             that run to a compressor wired to a computer.

             A scaled prototype car sets on the table on a tiny treadmill.

             She attaches electrode clamps, to wires that stick from its
             rear.

             Goes to the computer, punches keys.

             The wheels of the scale car spin.

             Punches keys.

             They spin faster.

             SOUND of the small car's engine revs to an enormous rate
             SCREECHING to a pitch that makes Luann cover her ears.

             CAR ROCKETS OFF TABLE, a SMALL EXPLOSION as it hits the wall.

             Holographic movie image falters -- pops -- changes to a
             staticky view of Danny's face.

                                 DANNY
                       Luann.

             Startled.

                                 LUANN
                       Get off my HoVi.

             Image fades in and out.

                                 DANNY
                       I need -- static -- hel- get Jesse.

                                 LUANN
                       What do you want Danny?

                                 DANNY
                       Get Jesse -- static -- I'm --
                       static-

             Image fades -- pop -- movie returns.

             Luann smacks her ass at the screen.

                                 LUANN
                       Just can't leave it alone, can you?

             Her face scrunches in thought-

                                 LUANN
                       Why would he...

             Frown.

                                 LUANN
                       Maybe I better find Jesse.

             Over in the aquarium, Charlie snaps his teeth.

             INT. SILVER ROOM DAY

             Surrounded by gigantic plants, an almost unrecognizable
             Danny, lies on the floor, a tubular pencil of himself.

             The pencil changes shape removing his hand from his watch,
             and thin wafer arms go to his side now making him a appear a
             worm.

             Idar appears above him-

                                 IDAR
                       You would leave this paradise?

             Huge flowery plants writhe and reach to him.

             The head of Danny's worm body speaks.

                                 DANNY
                       It's awkward talking this way.

                                 IDAR
                       Maybe I shall leave you. Our world
                       will be spared.

                                 DANNY
                       Spared from what? I can't hurt you.

                                 IDAR
                       But knowledge of us would.

                                 DANNY
                       Change me, my mouth is closed
                       forever.

             Idar bends down and grabs the extended wafer of Danny's watch
             arm. Does an adjustment to the tiny dials.

             Danny begins to swell- first his head -- pops to normal size,

             Arms swell and pop to size-

             Torso-

                                 DANNY
                           (amazed)
                       Whoa! This is better than a
                       cartoon!

             Right leg pops to size, then the left. He wiggles his feet.

                                 DANNY
                       Man!

             Tries to stand. Wobbles. Almost falls. Sits back down.

                                 IDAR
                       Perhaps, you should move slowly.

                                 DANNY
                       Perhaps.

             Idar waves a hand, the wall slides open, an antique room also
             filled with plants. Smaller foliage than the giants, but just
             as threatening.

             Idar enters the room. As Danny follows, the plants reach for
             him. A human morsel leaving.

             INT. ORNATE ANTIQUED ROOM - DAY 

             Feasting at a smorgasbord of assorted foods, Deter and Kidney
             chow down like food was going out of style. 

             Danny steps in, they nod, while sticking another forkful, or
             mouthful of something into their apparently hungry faces. 

             Curious, Danny draws a chair to the table.

             In a corner of the room loom the three figures on their
             pedestals, floating.

             Idar floats up to them.

             At the table, Danny is amazed at the voracious appetites of
             his friends.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Dig in man! This shit is great!

                                 DETER
                       Don't know why I'm so hungry, but
                       he's right, this shit's good! 

                                 DANNY
                       Look, I contacted Luann, I think-

                                 KIDNEY
                       It's weird Danny, everything taste
                       like chicken. Good chicken, but
                       still chicken.

                                 DANNY
                       I don't know if she understood...
                       signal was breaking up-

                                 DETER
                       Man, you aughta have some. Chicken?
                       Fool, it's steak. Taste like steak
                       Capin'. We know he's crazy.

             Danny looks at the assorted goodies on the table.

             Round gobs of goo and sticky substances made to resemble
             chicken, steaks, fries, mashed potatoes, cakes, cookies, etc. 

             But to Danny they look like what they are - gobs of goo and
             sticky stuff.

                                 DANNY
                       Do you guy see what you're eating.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Looks good to me.

                                 DANNY
                       A rock looks good to you. Dete,
                       what's up with the food?

                                 DETER
                       Danny, it's all good.  Here, have a
                       drumstick.

             Breaks off a chunk of a mass on a plate, and hands it to
             Danny.

                                 DETER
                       Just like mama used to make!

             The trio floats down circling the table.

             Idar lands near Danny, who watches in awe as his friends
             scarf down what they think is food.

                                 DANNY
                       You guys have lost it.

                                 IDAR
                       Please Daniel, eat. Then all your
                       questions shall be answered.

                                 DANNY
                       I don't eat goop. What is it, plant
                       food?

             The pedestals whisper.

                                 IDAR
                       Your friends over zealousness is
                       probably due to their confinement.
                       Quite unfortunate.

             Deter and Kidney munch on, oblivious. Nod in dumb agreement.

                                 DANNY
                       Yeah, and I'm the wizard of Oz.
                       What's the real delio on the
                       foodstuffs. It ain't kosher.

                                 KIDNEY
                       And we aren't Jewish. It's good.

                                 DANNY
                       I don't know what you've done to
                       them, but we're going.

             Fiddlers with his watch.

                                 IDAR
                       You device will no longer work.

                                 DANNY
                       So it's your fault I turned into a
                       worm?

                                 IDAR
                       We should probably explain.

                                 DANNY
                       Yeah enlighten me.

             Danny dabs a finger into the goop and tastes it.

                                 DANNY
                       This shit sucks!

             Deter and Kidney munch on. Smile at Danny while stuffing
             their faces.  They look bigger.

                                 IDAR
                       Your Earth is not the first.

                                 DANNY
                       The first what? Don't play Riddler
                       with me. I'm don't watch Batman.

                                 IDAR
                       We came to this period and needed
                       to continue our existence.

                                 DANNY
                       This period?

                                 IDAR
                       Your world is in a time of
                       transition. We prepared a method
                       for our survival and your people
                       provided for it's continuation.

                                 DANNY
                       Then how come we don't know?

                                 IDAR
                       Your people have pretended that we
                       didn't exist since our first
                       appearance.

                                 DANNY
                       We never heard of you-

                                 IDAR
                       Didn't you? Aliens. Abductions.
                       Mutilations.

                                 DANNY
                       Aw that's just the crap the
                       government wants you think. Aliens
                       will come when they come. It's been
                       covered up, but we know.

                                 IDAR
                       There are no aliens.

                                 DANNY
                       And Dorothy didn't go to Oz.

             He glances over to Deter and Kidney. They've increased in
             size.

             Kidney, his face jowly, stuffs more of the what he thinks is
             food into his mouth.

             Deter's fat hand, holds a piece of something. Leaned back in
             his chair, takes a bite. Rubs a growing stomach.

             Danny scowls.

                                 IDAR
                       We are a Pre-Earth biological life.
                       What you have thought alien was
                       deception.

                                 DANNY
                       Pre-Earth?

                                 IDAR
                       Before what you call creation.

             His buddies preposterously fat, continue to stuff their
             faces.

             In their eyes, feared acknowledgement that they can't stop
             eating.

             Idar, hovers past behind the gluttony, to the end of the
             table, fingers peaked, his height and distance dwarfs- 

             Danny at the other end, anxious over his friends.

                                 DANNY
                       What's with them? They look like
                       ... they're... swelling up.

                                 IDAR
                       The high protein matter is
                       adjusting their metabolism at a
                       rate slower than its intake. At the
                       rate they're eating, concentrated
                       nutrients must create more flesh.

                                 DANNY
                       But why are they eating so fast?

                                 IDAR
                       Also a by product of the nutrients.
                       The more they eat, the more they
                       want.

             RACHEL, the young girl from the street that sucked Kidney's
             finger, coyly enters to remove and replace dishes. As she
             refills them she drips powder from a ring turned inward, into
             both.

             Both boys grab the offered dishes and plow into them.

             Idar swoops down and grabs the girls wrist.

                                 IDAR
                       You grow too fond of your
                       sustenance.

             Danny, face flushed, looks a little swelled. Looks a his
             hands.

                                 DANNY
                       I feel so heavy.

             Danny sticks a finger in some goop close to him-

             Rachel raises her other hand to her mouth.

             Idar throws her away.

                                 IDAR
                       It would seem even a small amount
                       has effect.

             Danny holds up, inspects the dabbed finger.

                                 DETER
                       Danny, help!

             Frightened eyes plead. They stuff more stuff into their
             faces.

             Grabbing the table, a dazed Danny tries to rise.

             He dizzily looks to Idar floating. His two friends shoving
             the goop into their faces...

             And falls face forward into a plate of it. Out.

             INT. HUGE GARAGE - EVENING

             Work lights illuminate the Red Viper, its engine set apart on
             a rack.

             Viper has wing cowls encircling its bottom edges. No wheels,
             it rests on four blocks.

             Jewel calibrates a small device at his work bench. Arrays of
             auto tools, digital and auto diagnostic devices hang neat
             from a peg board above him. 

             He places the device into a bread box sized container, takes
             that and bolts it into the engine compartment of the Viper.

             At the open door, Luann watches. His bent body. His hips.

             He rises out of the compartment to see her staring at him.
             Their eyes meet. An awkward silence.

             Jewel slings his wrench to the bench, it crashes loudly,
             startles a surprised Luann.

                                 JEWEL
                       Come to laugh some more?

             Slams hood.

                                 LUANN
                       What'r those for?

             Pulls a stool under him. Grabs a control.

                                 JEWEL
                       Just a thought. With the stream-

             Adjust the device in his hands.

             THE CAR RISES. HOVERS INCHES ABOVE THE BLOCKS.

                                 LUANN
                       Hey! Way cool!

                                 JEWEL
                       It's based on the same tech as your
                       motorboard. Gravity displacement.
                       Only I've added the wings to
                       stabilize it in the stream. In the
                       atmosphere there's one dynamic, but
                       the stream has rules of its own.

                                 LUANN
                       Does Harcastle know?

                                 JEWEL
                       That asshole don't even know I been
                       zooming his ride all over town.
                       How's he gonna know about this?

                                 LUANN
                       He's taking over everything. Says
                       it's for the government, but I
                       called. No one in any force has
                       ever heard of him.

                                 JEWEL
                       Someone did. He's here.

                                 LUANN
                       I don't know how. But I'm going to
                       find out. By the way, have you seen
                       Jesse... or Squirt?

                                 JEWEL
                       I don't want to talk to Jess, and
                       that little suck-up came by
                       earlier. I sent him for beer.

                                 LUANN
                       You're gonna get him busted.

                                 JEWEL
                       Says he's got ways.

                                 LUANN
                       Well when he gets back, tell him to
                       come over to the hangar. Danny's...
                       I need to see Jesse.

                                 JEWEL
                       What? Want to find your boyfriend?

                                 LUANN
                       He's not my boyfriend... anymore.
                       You and him think aggression is an
                       art. I don't.

                                 JEWEL
                       Baby, I can be as smooth as you
                       want.

                                 LUANN
                       You know, you'd be cute, really
                       cute-

             He smiles broadly.

                                 LUANN
                       If you had a brain. Tell Squirt to
                       get Jesse.

             Smacks hip as she leaves.

                                 LUANN
                       And keep dreaming. You got a long
                       way to go before you see heaven.

             EXT. DELLI LIQUOR STORE - NIGHT

             Squire squats beneath an overhead alley window. Working his
             watch, he targets a bottle of Gin behind the counter, a six
             pack of beer in the cooler, which both,

             Encircled in a field of energy, move. The beer through the
             glass door of the cooler, the bottle of Gin floats to the six
             pack both float up on a journey to the window.

             The storekeeper sees the flying bottle following the beer and
             runs after it. 

             He grabs the bottle mid air and watches the six pack go out
             the window. He rushes out the store and around to the back.

             Squire holds the six pack and about to pull one off, looks up
             for the bottle of Gin- his hand reaches for it to fall-

             Instead Mr. GROCER stands above him one hand on his hip, the
             other holds the bottle.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Oh shit!

             He fiddles with his watch, hugging the six pack, and as the
             Grocer grabs at him, he streams away.

             Grocer grabs air.

             INT. SILVER ROOM

             Vines twist up the shiny walls, bulbous plant life crowds the
             room, beautiful butterflies in swarms flit about.

             Danny lies in a heap on the floor. Deter and Kidney,
             grotesque balls that move.

             Deter wobbles over to Danny.

                                 DETER
                       Weeb be fat Danny.

             His mouth too big to form words well.

             Barely conscious, swollen but not like them, Danny sits up.

             Kidney barrels over to the group. His body so big that his
             only mobility is shifting weight to "roll" to points about
             the room.

                                 KIDNEY
                       I think I ate too much.

             Drawing his knees up.

                                 DANNY
                       Ya think?

             A far wall slides open to reveal Idar, iridescent against a
             lit background.

             The light diminishes as the wall closes, seamless behind him
             as he saunters over to Danny, who's trying to wrap his
             growing arms around his legs.

                                 IDAR
                       To use your earth phraseology, you
                       are living large-

                                 DANNY
                       That is not what that phrase means.

             Idar disappointed at his failed humour.

                                 IDAR
                       Otherwise, you're increased.

                                 DETER
                       The word is fat!  Look at me. What
                       did you do to us?

                                 IDAR
                       It is a means of survival.

                                 KIDNEY
                       I'm not surviving. I eat all the
                       time and I ain't never got this
                       big.

                                 IDAR
                       It is for our continuation. All
                       Earth will follow, as we adjust
                       your water supply.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Why do you wanna make our world
                       fat?

                                 IDAR
                       We must continue...

                                 DANNY
                       So what does making us fat have to
                       do with your survival?

                                 IDAR
                       Our sustainment requires it.

                                 DANNY
                       How's our size help that?

                                 IDAR
                       You will provide that sustenance.

                                 DETER
                       Is he saying...?

                                 KIDNEY
                       I don't want to be food.

             Danny tries to get up from the floor, unfamiliar with his new
             weight, he huffs and puffs as he tries to rise.

                                 DANNY
                       I can't allow you to do this.

                                 IDAR
                       You cannot control this. We have
                       been here before your planet was
                       born. We created your world for
                       this purpose.

                                 DANNY
                       That's ridiculous. God created the
                       world.

                                 IDAR
                       I assure you... it was us.

                                 DETER
                       You people are cannibals!

                                 IDAR
                       No. We are greenness.

                                 DANNY
                       What the fuck is that suppose to
                       mean?

                                 IDAR
                       In your world, our siblings have
                       prospered for millennia, in the
                       form of the greenage that inhabits
                       your planet.

                                 KIDNEY
                       He's gonna eat us Danny.

                                 DANNY
                       Ain't nobody eating nothing with my
                       name on it.

             Kidney wobbles.

                                 KIDNEY
                       I don't want to be anybody's
                       dinner.

                                 IDAR
                       We cannot allow you to leave with
                       knowledge of our world. We have
                       secretly cultivated the harvest of
                       Earth and now we must end the
                       experiment.

                                 DETER
                       Experiment?

                                 IDAR
                       In the beginning, we were there, we
                       created life forms that would
                       enable us to continue.  We planted
                       seeds that grew into human form
                       with the necessary nutrients for
                       our survival.

                                 DANNY
                       But we never knew you existed.

                                 IDAR
                       Didn't you? I have told you there
                       are no aliens.  Our covert entry
                       into your world was done
                       meticulously in such a way that
                       what you thought alien abduction,
                       or mutilations was in actuality us
                       developing a program where we could
                       glean your planet of its harvest
                       without intrusion.

                                 DANNY
                       You were here before God?

                                 IDAR
                       In all existence there is a supreme
                       being.  It just happens that that
                       being is not what you imagine.

                                 DETER
                       We're fucked.

             EXT. SKY - DAY

             Jewel flies his converted Viper over the city. Loops through
             the air in aerobatic maneuvers that barely miss buildings and
             dives to frighten and scatter unsuspecting pedestrians.

             He swoops down to the street, hovers over a parking space and
             the vehicle settles to the ground, to the astonishment of
             awed passers by.

             Hops out, he runs into a building entrance.

             INT. BROOKHOUSE - COVINGTON BUILDING ANNEX - DAY

             Jewel jaunts determined through the foyer. A security guard
             rushes to him.

                                 SECURITY
                       Can I help you sir?

                                 JEWEL
                       I'm here to see Luann. I know where
                       it is.

                                 SECURITY
                       Sir, we do not allow anyone to just
                       waltz in here going where they
                       will.

                                 JEWEL
                       It's not just anywhere... I'm going
                       upstairs to see Luann.

                                 SECURITY
                       And this Luann is whom?

                                 JEWEL
                       Someone who could kick your ass, if
                       you don't let me up.

                                 SECURITY
                       A name sir. I need a name.

                                 JEWEL
                       I said Luann.

                                 SECURITY
                       Kid, there are over a hundred
                       research offices in this building. 
                       Do you think I know each one by
                       first names?

                                 JEWEL
                       You can't miss this girl. Tall,
                       beautiful and brilliant.

             The guard crosses his arms. Unamused.

             Seeing he is not going to be let in.

                                 JEWEL
                       Jimison.

             The guard uncrosses his arm, thumbs go into his holster belt.

             Jewel touches his watch control and vanishes.

             The guard bewildered, quickly draws his gun, but doesn't know
             where to point it.

             INT. LUANN'S LAB - DAY

             Luann in a white coat adjust the mechanization of a small
             gadget setting in front of her. With a tweezer pick, she
             places tiny diodes into the device.

             Jewel materializes behind her.

                                 JEWEL
                       Say beautiful!

             Luann starts, turns quickly.

                                 LUANN
                       How'd you get in here?

             He holds up his arm.

                                 LUANN
                       Thought you gave that back?

                                 JEWEL
                       I got it back and tweaked it.

                                 LUANN
                       Still not smarter than Danny.

                                 JEWEL
                       Look, let's say we start again. I
                       don't know what you and Danny had,
                       but I like you.  He's out the loop,
                       so why all the hatin' on me?

                                 LUANN
                       I don't hate you. I just don't like
                       guys that think fighting is an
                       answer to everything.

                                 JEWEL
                       I'm a love r-

                                 LUANN
                       Don't go there.

                                 JEWEL
                       What say we go somewhere better
                       than here.  I think that guard
                       downstairs is looking to kick me
                       out.

                                 LUANN
                       Everyone wants to kick you out.
                       What do you want Jewel? Can't you
                       see I'm busy?

                                 JEWEL
                       I want to know why I can't get an
                       inch.  I just got here and
                       instantly I'm a pariah.

                                 LUANN
                       Attitude baby... you get everywhere
                       with attitude. Your's is fucked.

             DOOR WAY -

             Jesse bursts through.

                                 JESSE
                       We gotta break the stream!

                                 JEWEL
                       This better not be about ass hole.

                                 JESSE
                       Up yours. Luann. It's bad. 

             Their eyes translate.

             She turns back to the device worked on. Fiddles with it. 

             Jesse curious- looks to others

                                 JESSE
                       There's something about bad that
                       doesn't mean urgent?

             Luann twists around, a violent movement, her hands to her
             hips.

                                 LUANN
                       Why?!

             Twist back around, hands on table, huffs.

             Twists back. Looks about.

                                 LUANN
                       I...

             Exhales as if relieved of a load.

                                 LUANN
                       What?

                                 JESSE
                       Since I gotta spill in front of
                       bright boy, he's caught. Stuck in
                       that place.

             Horror crosses her face,

                                 LUANN
                       How?

                                 JESSE
                       That transmission through your
                       Hovie you told me about. Re
                       configured mine to receive direct
                       signals from Danny's watch and it
                       might be possible to get him out.

                                 JEWEL
                       Since I'm here for loverboy's
                       secret. What's up? Maybe... I
                       could... help?

             A Look between Luann and Jesse.

                                 JESSE
                       You wanna help? A helping of ass
                       kickin is what you need.

                                 JEWEL
                       Hey man, I'm locked up in this
                       fancy jailhouse just like you. 
                       I don't want to fight you but push
                       your little Chicano face up in mine
                       again, and you'll be shitting snot.

             Jesse eyes glare, the two face to face, eye to eye-

             Jesse's eyes squint, his face to a smile. He bursts into
             laughter and doubles over. Slaps knees.

                                 JESSE
                       Shitin' snot! Oh boy... that's
                       good! Shitin' snot-

             Bent over, his foot shoots out a karate kick to knock Jewel
             off his.

                                 JESSE
                       Snot this white boy!

             Jewel flips out the way, recovers,  shoots a leg out to knock
             Jesse's feet out-

             Jesse falls back, flips up onto his feet and into a fighter
             stance. Eye to eye, waiting for any twitch.

                                 LUANN
                       Bitch ass testosterone. Get outta
                       here. Both of you! You get Danny
                       out... of whatever macho bullshit
                       he's got his ass into again. I've
                       had more than enough. Get out! I'm
                       through.

             Embarrassed, they rise from their stance. Stand off, war
             averted, eyes cast down, ashamed.

             Squire explodes into the room, excited. Shouts-

                                 SQUIRE
                       We gotta break the stream!

             Jesse and Jewel go over.

             Luann perks up, calms a breathless Squire.

                                 LUANN
                       Calm down tiger. Jesse already
                       figured that out. You got sumpin'
                       else?

                                 SQUIRE
                       Figuring how your hovie caught that
                       transmission, I went back and
                       captured particles from its spent
                       energy -- energy never dissipates
                       you know -- just hangs there --
                       like little sprinkles-

                                 JESSE
                       Yeah yeah, sprinkle on with
                       breakin' this muthafuckah!

             Luann throws Jesse a look, as Squire continues his lament.

                                 SQUIRE
                       I I gathered up the transitory
                       images and reversed their poles and
                       then ran it back... and then
                       forward... Danny's drugged,
                       Kidney's fat, and Dete's gone
                       crazy.

                                 LUANN
                       Come on Squirt. Take it easy. How
                       do we break it and get them out?

                                 SQUIRE
                       Well, I think we could sift them
                       off that world.

                                 JEWEL
                       The boy been around Kidney too
                       long.

                                 LUANN
                       What sift?

                                 SQUIRE
                       We'd have to sift their elements
                       through the stream like I did to 
                       gather your Hovie image and play it
                       back. That's what I was talking
                       about.  Danny says his watch might
                       work... somewhat, and I can use
                       that to sift their molecular
                       structures through the stream, but
                       that's not the only problem.

                                 JESSE
                       Just when you thought the ball was
                       through the hoop.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Configuring all three to cross at a
                       half second in the middle of a
                       second is gonna be kinda tricky. We
                       could get back... a mess.

                                 JEWEL
                       So one of us is gonna have to go
                       the other way and bring them out.

                                 JESSE
                       Pendejo! Danny's watch don't work.
                       Damn! I'm glad dumb ain't
                       contagious.

                                 SQUIRE
                       No! He's right! His does, and once
                       he's where they are, he could
                       stream them all together!

                                 LUANN
                       I think I understand what you're
                       saying but, the problem is getting
                       him in. To time this right, we need
                       equipment to calibrate precisely.

                                 SQUIRE
                       And it's right under our nose.

             All eyes meet. Bright bulbs all around.

                                 ALL IN UNISON
                       Harcastle!

                                 SQUIRE
                       He's a pretty scary guy.

                                 JESSE
                       You think you could get in?

             Pulls a gold key on a chain from her ample bosom and a card
             from her shirt pocket.

                                 LUANN
                       I'm trusted.

             INT. COVINGTON BUILDING - NIGHT

             Hoot owls HEARD over an eerie night scape of the Moorhouse
             complex. An array of old and new buildings spread over miles.

             The Covington Building, an ivy encrusted brick relic, huge
             Lion statues at the entrance.

             INT. HARCASTLE'S PLUSH OFFICE - NIGHT

             A silver tea decanter, next to a silver 45 automatic, rests
             within reach of a dozing Harcastle in a plush leather office
             chair.

             A gnawed cigar smolders forgotten, in an eagle shaped
             ashtray. A TV surrounded by surveillance monitors, plays CNN
             to Harcastle's snores.

             EXT. COVINGTON BUILDING FRONT DOORS - NIGHT

             A guard in military garb shivers, stands eyes heavy, his
             rifle a staff between his legs to prop himself up.

             INT. COVINGTON BUILDING INSIDE BACK DOOR - NIGHT

             A guard at a foldable table rests his head on his arms. A
             window in the door, above and behind him reflects the outside
             light onto his head.

             A face jumps up in the window.

             EXT. COVINGTON BUILDING OUTSIDE BACK DOOR

             Squire jumps up to try to see through the window at the top
             of the door.

                                 SQUIRE
                       There's one guy sitting there-

                                 JEWEL
                       Trust couldn't buy a cup of coffee.

                                 LUANN
                       I didn't know it was just an
                       ornament. We never had to use them. 
                       They just said they'd open the
                       doors to Brookhouse.

                                 JEWEL
                       Wonder why they never told you it
                       wouldn't open the front door!

                                 JESSE
                       Shhh you two.

             Squire pulls something from his jacket.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Here it is. Now be quiet.

             He configures a little gadget. Points it at door.

             The lock on the door swirls by itself. Clicks, door opens.

             Squire grabs door handle quickly, to silence its movement.

                                 SQUIRE
                       And, the kid comes through again!

                                 JESSE
                       Yeah, now the kid can get out the
                       way. Come on you guys.

             Jesse moves Squire aside, stealth-fully eases the door open.
             Jewel too pushes past, Luann follows, pats Squire on his
             head.

             INT. COVINGTON BUILDING - NIGHT

             Pushing past the sleeping guard isn't easy, the opened door a
             tight squeeze behind him and the desk.

             Jesse squeezes behind the guards neck hard, as he passes.

                                 JEWEL
                       What the fuck you doin'?

                                 JESSE
                       Saw it ina movie... it works...
                       there's a nerve-

                                 JEWEL
                       Yeah Spock, get the hell on.

             Pushes him along- 

             An empty bottle of Gin is seen under the guards desk as-

             They creep along the wall, down a corridor, a ceiling mounted
             camera watches them as they move.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Guys, why didn't we just stream?

                                 LUANN
                           (whispers)
                       Shhh... doesn't work in here. No
                       extraneous transmissions can get
                       through.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Pictures do.

             Points.

                                 LUANN
                       Oh shit.

             Whisper shouts-

                                 LUANN
                       Jesse!

             Points to camera.

             Jesse sees it, points to under it, dashes there.

             Luann rushes to follow, Jewel and Squire scramble over too.

             INT. HARCASTLE'S OFFICE - NIGHT

             Security monitors above CNN catch the group's flight from
             view. Harcastle fast asleep, does not.

             INT. SILVER ROOM

             Danny struggles to keep Kidney up right, Deter wobbles along
             behind as they sneak past huge leafy plants that reach to
             them.

                                 DANNY
                       Try to stay straight man.

                                 KIDNEY
                       My feet are too big... shit I can't
                       see my feet.

                                 DETER
                       You could never see 'em.

                                 DANNY
                       Look, there's got to be somewhere
                       where I can catch the stream. If we
                       find a place where there's no
                       interference, maybe.

                                 DETER
                       This is shit man. I gotta get my
                       body back. Look at me. I look like
                       a bowling ball.

             Danny pushes leaves aside to feel the walls.

                                 DANNY
                       He slid through... there's got to
                       be other places.

                                 DETER
                       Come on man. I want to be outta
                       here when he finds we're gone.

             Wobbly, Kidney rolls too close the  leaves of one bulbous
             plant. It grabs him, pulling him to it.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Danny! Help!

             His weight a hindrance, Danny grabs Kidney's arms to pull him
             back. Deter tries to help, but his arms won't close enough to
             grab.

                                 KIDNEY
                       It's pulling me in Danny! I don't
                       wanna be eaten man!

             The leaves wrap tighter around Kidney, pulling him deeper
             into the plant. Sharp claw teeth eagerly snap in
             anticipation.

             Deter grabs an arm with a fat hand as Danny pulls hard at the
             other, but the plant too strong, pulls Kidney closer to the
             hungry jaws.

             Rachel appears through a wall, with a claw like apparatus,
             swipes at leaves yanking them off and out the way.

             Apparently frightened to submission, the plants release
             Kidney, who falls from its grasp and rolls forward and onto
             Danny and into Deter.

             Rachel runs to Kidney, and turns him upright, takes his hand
             to her heart and then to her mouth to suck the fingers.

                                 KIDNEY
                       She likes me.

             She offers him a fruit from her pocket.

             Deter disgusted, tries to sit, but unable, leans against the
             wall. Danny slides out the way.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Uh, no baby. 
                           (down to himself)
                       Not this time.

             She doesn't speak, but pushes it at him. Points to his chest
             and size.

                                 DANNY
                       Guess she knows turning down food
                       isn't your style.

                                 DETER
                       I think... maybe she's saying it
                       has something to do with our size.

                                 DANNY
                       What could it hurt? You can't get
                       any fatter. Eat the damn thing.

             Kidney bites into the fruit and instantly seems to "deflate"
             slowly.

             Deter rambles over to grab the thing from Kidney's hand and
             chomps a huge bite. He stumbles back to and slides down the
             wall, as his size diminishes.

             Sits there adjusts to the change, throws the bitten fruit to
             Danny-

             Who catches it mid air, taking it to his mouth.

             Rachel runs to knock it from his hand. Shakes her head a
             violent no.

             Shows him the ring on her hand. Makes eating motion. Points
             to the other two. Points to him, shakes her head. Does wiping
             motion about his body. Holds fingers together, indicating
             little bit.

                                 DETER
                       Man, she's telling you she put
                       something in our food.

             Danny looks at her curiously. She shuffles back to Kidney to
             put his finger back in her mouth.

                                 DANNY
                       And I only got a little. Can't she
                       talk?

             Kidney, enjoys his old fatness.

                                 KIDNEY
                       I've never heard her. Here hon, try
                       another, that's gettin' a little
                       wrinkled. This is all she does.

             Deter loves that his body has begun to look normal.

                                 DETER
                       Bet she-

                                 KIDNEY
                       Don't go there Dete.

             Pulls her tighter.

                                 KIDNEY
                       That's for me to find out.

             Wriggles from his grasp, she points to the wall. Which at
             first seamless, slides apart. They follow her in.

             EXT. MAJESTIC CITY - DAY 

             Illuminated as they walk through the wall, to a busy city
             street, tall buildings windows reflect glimmering sunlight. 

             They step out of nowhere, to a crowd which draws away from
             them as they appear from the hole in space, which closes as
             quickly as they exit.

             Rachel holding Kidney's hand, pushes past onlookers, who
             reach to touch them and, on toward a far garden park.

             The crowd realizes the group's strangeness -- begins to
             follow.

                                 DETER
                       We got a fan club.

             The crowd picks up it's pace. A woman with a baby wrapped in
             a blanket loses her grip as she juggles it, and a large bag.

             The baby falls to the ground. Unhurt, it crawls from the
             blanket - which slides off its little body to reveal it
             crawls on roots instead of legs.

                                 DANNY
                           (aghast)
                       And this perfect picture ain't
                       pretty.

             Rachel pulls Kidney faster to reach a clump of bushes that
             part as they enter and closes behind.

             They are enveloped in a vacuum tube that whisks them away
             quicker than they can settle-

             A maze of tunnels twist and turn underground.

             Astonished looks, as earth swishes past the clear tube.

             Tube stops. They fall on each other from the sudden halt. 

                                 DETER
                           (annoyed)
                       Damn! None of you believe in
                       brakes!

             The tube dissolves from around them.

             INT. GOLD ROOM 

             Massive computers, floor to ceiling monstrosities, all
             encrusted with writhing moss and leafy plant life.

             A corner station, inside a huge replica of a Venus Flytrap,
             opens as Rachel steps up to it.

             She sets in an upright hand with petals for fingers and turns
             to them.

                                 RACHEL
                       I want to go with you.

             Kidney looks up startled.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Honey. You can talk?!

                                 RACHEL
                       Yes my sweet. And I want to leave
                       this place.

                                 DANNY
                       My watch won't let us. Your people
                       have done something.

                                 RACHEL
                       This allows all transmission. It is
                       the center of all function. It
                       times the flow of things.

                                 DETER
                       If it could work with the stream? 

                                 KIDNEY
                       But we'd need an outside stream to
                       allow the transfer.

             Looks at Rachel again.

                                 KIDNEY
                       You can talk.

                                 RACHEL
                       We must hurry. They will follow.

             Danny takes off his watch, goes hands it to her, she places
             it into the works of the console in front of her. She presses
             images on a flat panel screen.

             Images of Earth appear. Old Earth. Continents inseparably
             joined. Greenery Flourishes.

                                 DETER
                       You better tweak that thing baby.
                       Unless you want us to be dinosaur
                       food.

                                 KIDNEY
                       I think that was too early.

                                 DANNY
                       Push it forward. Coordinate with
                       the time parameters of my watch.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Just a small signal from our time
                       sweetie... that's all we need.
                       Anything we could grab onto.

                                 RACHEL
                       It is difficult to pinpoint.  These
                       machines were not meant for spacial
                       displacement.

                                 DETER
                       Tell that to Idar. He thinks it's
                       his private domain.

                                 DANNY
                       If only there was a way we could
                       contact the others.

             INT. COVINGTON BUILDING - COMPUTER ANNEX / NIGHT

             Squire sits crossed legged in a corner of the room, his hands
             a flurry as he works with tiny tools, inside the back of his
             watch in his lap.

             Jesse ambles past on his way to see how it's going with Luann
             working the futuristic computer board's holographic console 
             images, that float above the board. 

             He snickers down at Squire with the watch.

                                 JESSE
                       Whatcha doin' down there Squirt?
                       Fuckin' somethin' up?

                                 SQUIRE
                       Why you always pickin' on me?

                                 JESSE
                       I don't pick on you... do I?

                                 SQUIRE
                       All the time.

                                 JESSE
                       It's just... well, sometimes... you
                       do stupid things.

                                 SQUIRE
                       I I just want people to like me.

                                 JESSE
                       We like you. If you figure that
                       out, we'll like you better.

             Squire's smile brightens. Jesse moves on to Luann. Jewel
             stands behind her and looks over her shoulder impressed, as
             she touches holo-screens and images change.

             Closing the back of his watch, Squire jumps up. Eases up to
             Jesse.

                                 SQUIRE
                       You mean it? You like me?

                                 JESSE
                       Why you frazzled, fresh? We like
                       you.

                                 SQUIRE
                       But every time I make a play it's
                       squashed... I just can't get ahead.
                           (whispers)
                       And Jewel. He looks at me like I'm
                       an ant.

                                 JESSE
                       That's wrong amigo, you wild! You
                       got gohone's like none of these
                       other pendejos got.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Yeah?

                                 JESSE
                       Chure. Why would I lie?

             Squirt squints. Brightens.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Naw... I guess not.

                                 JESSE
                       So we cool?

                                 SQUIRE
                       We cool.

                                 JESSE
                       Really cool?

                                 SQUIRE
                       Real cool.

                                 JESSE
                       Really really cool?

                                 SQUIRE
                       Yeah cool!

             Jesse pokes him in the side.

                                 JESSE
                       Really really really cool?

                                 SQUIRE
                       Yeah.

                                 JESSE
                       Very cool?

                                 SQUIRE
                       I said yes!

                                 JESSE
                       Like really really super cool, eye
                       spy, close nit, tight buddy cool?

                                 SQUIRE
                       Tight buddy cool.

                                 JESSE
                       Okay cool. 

                                 SQUIRE
                       Cool.

                                 JESSE
                       You sure you sure we cool we cool?

                                 SQUIRE
                       You're getting ridiculous.

                                 JESSE
                       Like you was? Just cause you the
                       youngest don't be the dumbest.
                       Don't let them keep playin' you
                       man.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Yeah, it's cool.

                                 JESSE
                       Cool... Now don't be a cool fool
                       and keep all those commissary
                       notes. Throw some this way!

                                 SQUIRE
                       How'd you know about that?

                                 JESSE
                       I got ways, just like you do.

                                 JEWEL
                       Cut it you two. We ain't no
                       admiration society. How you going
                       to get me in there?

                                 LUANN
                       Everything in the stream leaves a
                       trail. Like Squire found earlier.
                       I'm trying to reestablish a
                       connection with it, and draw it to
                       us.

                                 JEWEL
                       Sounds complicated.

                                 JESSE
                       Breathing is complicated, to you.

             Jewel turns to him, strikes a menacing pose. Ready to fight.
             Luann throws up her hands.

                                 LUANN
                       I'll leave. I swear!

             Jewel and Jesse eye one another. Cool down, turn attention
             back to Luann.

                                 LUANN
                       Better. You keep that bullshit
                       outta here and I'll get them out.
                       Otherwise the only out will be me
                       through the door.

             Squire moves through them to hand Luann his watch.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Maybe this will help.

                                 LUANN
                       You figured something differently?

             She takes it, places Squire's in a device on the console.

             The console quickly lights up. A holographic image of leaves
             appears that seem to jump at them. Dete jumps back.

                                 JESSE
                       Whoa! That's too much reality.

             Squire runs his hand through it.

                                 SQUIRE
                       It's just an image man. See?

             Luann manipulates controls and the image shifts -- leaves
             transform into buildings -- a city street scene, what appears
             people - who rush a wall of bushes.

                                 LUANN
                       I got the stream!

                                 SQUIRE
                       But what are they doing?

                                 JESSE
                       Are they in that crowd?

                                 LUANN
                       It's not clear... they're there,
                       but it's not the crowd.

                                 JESSE
                       Where?

                                 SQUIRE
                       May I?

                                 LUANN
                       It was your watch.

             Squire looks closely at the image.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Maybe they're inside-

                                 JESSE
                       Idiot. They're beating at
                       shrubbery. Inside what?

                                 SQUIRE
                       See! I told you, always pickin' on
                       me... all of you! I'm not stupid.
                       I'm just as smart as any of you!

                                 LUANN
                       Calm down Squirt... Squire. He may
                       be right. Something must be where
                       they're beating.

             Light bulb moment between them. In unison.

                                 IN UNISON - EXCEPT JEWEL
                       A wall!

                                 JEWEL
                       Damn, that's weird. You need to
                       stop doing that. They only do that
                       in the movies.

             Luann pats him on his cheek.

                                 LUANN
                       Life's cinema, baby. 

             Turns back.

                                 LUANN
                       Good going Squirt. We just gotta
                       fix a point on the other side of
                       those bushes-

                                 JESSE
                       And pray it is where, mi Amigos be.

                                 JEWEL
                       Oh God, don't go Mexican on us.

                                 JESSE
                       Bright boy, I'm gettin' tired of
                       you. If we get through this, I'm
                       gonna be wipin' yo shitty snot offa
                       my shoes for a long long time.

             Luann looks for Jewel's reaction.

                                 JEWEL
                       Seeing as I'm the one who's gonna
                       save you all's asses, I'll wait to
                       make you pull them out of your ass.
                       I want to be in best shape to pull
                       her boyfriend out his macho mess.

                                 LUANN
                       We don't know that! I mean, we
                       haven't found what happened yet. It
                       could be something went wrong.

                                 JEWEL
                       So now you're defending him?

                                 LUANN
                       Well-

                                 SQUIRE
                       And what if sh-

             Jewel throws a glance. Squire backs away.

                                 SQUIRE
                       -he's not her boyfriend... she can
                       still care.

                                 JESSE
                       What is this? Lover's convention?
                       Let's get these muthafuckahs outta
                       there! Boyfriend or not, get 'em
                       out girl.

             INT. HARCASTLE'S OFFICE - NIGHT

             Harcastle snorts awake. Shifts his weight and reaches blindly
             for his cigar -- knocks his 45 to the floor. Dives after it,
             swivels around to grab and pick it up -- 

             Luann at computer console, on a security monitor above CNN
             still playing to itself, goes unnoticed.

             As he spins around his eyes dart the desk, finds no light for
             his cigar, he opens its drawer, takes out a silver lighter,
             slides drawer shut -- reaches to another drawer, pulls out a
             bottle of Black Label whiskey, and a cup. 

             The bottle and cup in one hand, the cigar in his mouth,
             lighter at its tip. He flicks open the flame. Puffs.

             With one hand he sets the cup on the desk.  The bottle he
             sets upright, and with two fingers twists off the cap and
             pours some into the cup. The other holds the lighter, its
             flame jumping as he puffs.

             His eyes on the flame's rise and fall, he inhales deeply the
             deep rich smoke.

             As his eyes catch the smoke's rise, in its mist the TV
             MONITOR plays - CNN, on the wide screen inside the WALL OF
             security MONITORS girdling the cable broadcast.

             Harcastle's eyes catch movement, in the upper left screen.

             INT. COVINGTON BUILDING - COMPUTER ANNEX - NIGHT

             Images of Danny, Rachel at a plant like console, hazy
             surroundings. 

                                 LUANN
                       I'm going with you. Once we get
                       your frequency in line with his, it
                       can pull us in and then once there,
                       yours can push us out again.

                                 JESSE
                       But your forgetting how many. It
                       can't handle all that at once.

                                 LUANN
                       So we have to make more than one
                       trip, I'm going!

                                 JEWEL
                       As much as I like you babe, I'd say
                       they're right. It'd be too much
                       strain on the stream as it is.

                                 LUANN
                       Then I'll go get them myself. You
                       stay here.

                                 JESSE
                       Mi Conchita, you can't be serious?

                                 LUANN
                       What happen to that contraption you
                       were working on... thought you said
                       you were fixing it to work the
                       stream?

                                 JEWEL
                       I don't know... I still doubt it
                       could carry us all.

                                 JESSE
                       What? You gonna trust yo ass to
                       this pendejo?

                                 JEWEL
                       Right now I'm all you got
                       muthafuckah!

                                 JESSE
                       Aieee! I'm calm... Stay calm.
                       Remember don't get so mad, I can't
                       say prayers for this muthafuckah...
                       after I kill him!

             He breaks for Jewel. Squire trips him, makes him fall forward
             which turns into a forward flip to his feet, right in Jewel's
             face.

             The two stare down-

                                 LUANN
                       Last time! Last time I swear! Shit!

             Reluctantly acquiescing, they retreat eyeing one another
             suspiciously. Jesse turns to Squire, question in his eyes.

                                 JESSE
                       Thought we was cool?

                                 SQUIRE
                       I didn't want you to fight.

                                 JESSE
                       Man, I could take that mutha ina
                       second.

                                 SQUIRE
                       But you wouldn't be friends
                       anymore.

                                 JESSE
                       Who says we are now?

                                 SQUIRE
                       You are.  You just don't know it
                       yet.

                                 JESSE
                       Yeah right. So Bright Boy, where's
                       this dream machine that you fucked
                       up well enough that it actually
                       works?

             Luann glares at Jesse, who capitulates and smiles.

                                 JESSE
                       What? I'm cool.

                                 JEWEL
                       Grab your asses and stream on.

             He touches his watch, a flash and he's gone.

             INT. JEWEL'S GARAGE - NIGHT

             In the corner under bright lights, Jewel pulls a cover off
             the Viper. A sleek red black remade autojet, the cowl wings
             flared, ready for flight.

             As Jesse materializes, he's awed by the beauty of it.

                                 JESSE
                       Aiee Curamba! I'm shitless.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Man, that's beautiful!

             Luann the last to appear, admires the vehicle, smile smirks.

                                 LUANN
                       So will it work... or just sit and
                       look pretty like its owner?

                                 JEWEL
                       Touche'. It'll get us there...
                       getting back's gonna be the tricky
                       part.

             Squire creeps to the car and lovingly rubs its top.

                                 SQUIRE
                       You did all this ina month?

                                 JEWEL
                       The ability to change molecular
                       structure helped a lot.

                                 SQUIRE
                       I bet.

             He opens the door and climbs in back.

                                 JEWEL
                       What you doin'?

                                 SQUIRE
                       I'm ready. You guys coming?

             Jesse climbs in back with Squire, Jewel at his door.

                                 JEWEL
                       I don't want that squirt with us!

             Luann gets in and closes the door to him as he stands there.

                                 LUANN
                       Oh come on, let him go. He found
                       it.

             Jewel slumps into the driver's seat, throws a frown at Squire
             in back, who smiles happy to be there.

                                 JEWEL
                       Danny, Dete and Kid's fat ass
                       aren't gonna to fit in here.

                                 SQUIRE
                       We'll just have to make each other
                       smile.

                                 JEWEL
                           (tongue in cheek)
                       Oookay.

             Presses dash control, grabs wheel. A flash of light and burst
             of speed. Everyone is thrown back pressed to their seats.

             INT. COVINGTON BUILDING - COMPUTER ANNEX

             DOOR BURSTS OPEN

             Harcastle storms in with an armed militia of youth. Surprise
             hits his face, shock then anger as he finds the room empty.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       They were here!

             Looks back at the kids with guns.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       They were here.

             Goes kicks the computer. 

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Dammit!

             Spies the open device on the console.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       What have we here? Ah-

             Retrieves Squire's watch from it.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       A cookie crumb?

             Turns abruptly to leave.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Where's that airhead Peter?

             ARI SEPULVADITCH(20s) dark haired foreign, military fanatic
             "Captain" of Harcastle's young militia. True suck-up. 

                                 ARI
                       Sir, you sent him on that...
                       mission... he has yet to return.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       You know anything about code?

                                 ARI
                       Some sir. If you need it, I could
                       learn more.

             Harcastle frowns at the kiss ass. Throws him the watch.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Learn this. And get me there!

             Storms past and out.

             INT. JEWEL'S VIPER 

             Wild explosions of electrical bursts shoot by as the vehicle
             swirls turbulently through storms in time. Amazed, passengers
             hang on for life as the machine flies through the void of the
             stream.

             Squire holds the window, watches the passing spectacles.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Man, this is soooo neat! We're
                       inside time!

             Luann in front sits with eyes closed, hands grip handle and
             seat. Deter holds seat back looks around to her.

                                 JESSE
                       Be a big girl. It's just electrical
                       elements of time.

                                 LUANN
                       That could kill us! I'm not
                       touching anything till we're
                       through it.

             Deter sets back, finds his own hand holds.

                                 JESSE
                       Well baby. The ride ain't over till
                       the brakes are on.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Yeah! You're missing all the fun!
                       This is better than a roller
                       coaster!

             The vehicle twists violently, hit by a sudden time storm -
             flips and loops through the turbulence, shakes occupants
             fiercely in their belted seats.

                                 JEWEL
                       Ain't never been roller coastered
                       like this.

             Squeezes the wheel. His eyes wide as sparks and energy pass
             the windshield.

             Luann peeks an eye.

                                 LUANN
                       Oh my God!

             Puts both hands to her face. Realizes she's now not holding
             on, quickly re-grabs her holds, squeezes her eyes tighter.

             A GREEN WALL APPEARS outside Jewel's windshield.

                                 JEWEL
                       Gang, we got a situation here.

             The wall gets closer at amazing speed.

             Squire grabs Jewel's seat to watch.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Go through it!

                                 JESSE
                       Are you totally frazzled? Man,
                       turn!

             Luann, eyes still closed.

                                 LUANN
                       He's right, go through it. It's a
                       dimensional bubble. It'll pop.

                                 JESSE
                       Are you both fuckin crazy? We'll be
                       smash...

             The Viper hits, slides through the wall, a needle through a
             rubber vortex stretching, then a pop and it springs back.

                                 JESSE
                       ..ed.

             He looks back through the rear window, the wall, whole.

                                 JESSE
                       Damn!

             Jewel smug, now relaxed.

                                 JEWEL
                       So you think I'm cute huh?

             Luann peeks out an eye. One then the other to see the Viper
             headed straight for trees and shrubbery.

                                 LUANN
                       I think you better worry more about
                       that...

             The car slams through the trees past bushes, over rough
             terrain to stop, a smoking but intact vehicle, it's rear
             stuck out the side of a mountain... the front inside a
             chamber. 

             INT. GOLD ROOM

             Danny twists suddenly at the SOUND of the CRASH, as the Viper
             burst through the wall.

             Deter runs out the way of the rubble. Kidney behind Rachel
             shields her from debris. As dust settles, the doors of the
             vehicle open.

             Jewel pushes at his door pressed tight by rocks and debris,
             an effort, but manages to open it and slide out.

                                 JEWEL
                       Damn! Look at my ride! A month's
                       work!

             Luann pushes her door open, dust and rocks fall from the
             car's top into her lap. 

                                 LUANN
                       Someone needs to talk to that
                       fellow about any landing where you
                       can walk away... this wasn't good.

             Coughing, Jesse struggles to get from the back.

                                 JESSE
                       Is this earth? Ground! Let me kiss
                       it!

             Falls down pats the ground, kisses hand and pats it again.
             Luann runs to Danny and throws her arms around his neck.

                                 LUANN
                       Danny! You're okay?

             Danny grabs her a bit too tightly, their eyes kiss, he pushes
             her back.

                                 DANNY
                       Sure I am. How the hell'd you guys
                       get here?

             Squire checking everything out, runs up to him.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Man it was so frazzed! Dude made
                       his car catch the stream and we
                       were zoomin through it and wow! All
                       this stuff was going by and the
                       wall came at us and man...

                                 DANNY
                       Cool squirt. Cool. I get it. So
                       what are the plans to get us all
                       out of here.  As you can see, we've
                       got major problems.

                                 JEWEL
                       Yeah, now we seven people in a six
                       seater that may not even work
                       anymore.

             Looks at the smoking mess underneath the pile of rubble.

                                 KIDNEY
                       Eight.

             Holds Rachel, content to suck on the thumb of his hand over
             her shoulder.

                                 JEWEL
                       Man, we can't-

                                 KIDNEY
                       Yes you can-

                                 LUANN
                       Is she human?

             Inspects the girl. Takes a hand and looks at it.

                                 LUANN
                       She's a plant! Look! Her hands are
                       leaves.

             The skin and nails of Rachel's hand under scrutiny, are five
             leaf like appendages attached to a larger "hand," from a
             "branch" resemblance of an arm. 

                                 KIDNEY
                       But she's mine! She's gotta come!

             Pulls her tighter.

                                 KIDNEY
                       I'm not going if she can't go!

                                 DETER 
                       You can't stay here. You'll be
                       food, and she won't be able to save
                       you.

                                 DANNY
                       She's gotta come.

             SUDDEN THUNDEROUS POUNDING echoes.

                                 JESSE
                       Amigo, we got no choice. We all
                       gotta go.

             The far wall turns a bright green glow -- seems to cry as it
             melts slowly, a hole appearing.

                                 DANNY
                       Go! Get in!
             All head for the car. 

             Wall hole drip widens, a horde of plant people storm in, some
             in human form, others devoid of the pretence charge on stem
             legs, root feet clapping pavement.

             They fire beam weapons that suck life. 

             Kidney is hit by an explosive bolt in the foot. It starts to
             wither away. Rachel drags him on. 

                                 JEWEL
                       So you're telling people what to do
                       with my car?

             A hit by the car. Another by Jewel.

                                 DANNY
                       It's not gonna be anybody's ina
                       minute.

             Squire dives in followed by Jesse, followed by Luann who
             pushes them over-

                                 LUANN
                       Make room!

             Danny is attacked by three "Planten" males. Karate jujitsu
             moves deftly avoid swung scythe blades - kicks a ray from
             their hands as it blasts a vacuous hole in the rubble next to
             him.

             He flips up out the way and over them, to land behind and
             kicks them, makes them fall upon themselves, jumps over and
             hurries to the car.

             Rachel drags Kidney to the door, his leg dried, body
             shriveling by the moment, he grabs the doorway, his hand, a
             withered twisted visage of skin and brittle bone.

             Kidney's brittle hand breaks off, Rachel grabs it. Danny
             jumps down to grab Kidney.

                                 KIDNEY
                       I i it's no use. There's not much
                       of me left.

             Jewel shouts from over the cab as explosions burst around
             them.

                                 JEWEL
                       Come on man, he's gone.

             Rachel holds Kidney's withered stump of a hand to her chest.
             Luann pulls her to her, frowns at the withered hand.

             INT. VIPER 

             Danny pull slams the door shut, a last glance at where his
             friend was, turns to back seat.

                                 DANNY
                       She okay back there?

             Luann throws a look of "what do you think?" 

             Her arm around Rachel's shoulder, she tries to gingerly
             remove the withered hand, but the girl holds it tightly at
             her chest.

             Jewel checks dash instruments.

                                 JEWEL
                       Already she's a jinx.

             Danny grabs Jewels jacket, yanks it hard.

                                 JESSE
                       Easy amigo. His ass is mine
                       already.

             Jewel poised to strike, relaxes, turns and punches a dash
             control, the car vibrates violently.

                                 DANNY
                       She... saved our lives, man.

             EXT. GOLD ROOM

             Electrical bolts fly, a circle around the vehicle as it
             "shakes" off rock and debris, 

             Attackers shoot but the magnetic energy around the Viper
             deflects the rays, some back to the attackers themselves.

             From this side it looks good, the machine rising, deflecting,
             shaking-

             INT. VIPER

             Violent upheavals in time. Their bodies flicker from real to
             static images. Jewel frantically adjusts dash and watch to
             sync with the car. 

                                 JEWEL
                       This ain't good.

             Shakes with car, but manages to pull himself forward to look
             at Jewel,

                                 DETER
                       What ain't good?

             To Danny.

                                 DETER
                       This don't sound good.

                                 DANNY
                       Sit back man.

                                 DETER
                       What ain't good?

                                 JEWEL
                       We're not jumping. It's like
                       something's holding us here. We
                       can't get in and we can't get out.

             Inside the shaking car, Rachel holds Kidney's hand, Luann
             holds Rachel, Deter arms crossed, worries, Jesse tries to see
             outside across a scrunched Squire, who stares at blackness
             and intermittent bolts of energy, a time void.

             INT. BROOKHOUSE RESEARCH FACILITY

             A hunched Ari configures holographs of locations in time from
             Squire's watch, fits one inside the other, shifts to an image
             of the Viper surrounded by the electrical bolts.

                                 ARI
                       We've got control now, sir.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Took you long enough.  

                                 ARI
                       If I hadn't encountered the
                       fragmented time segments-

                                 HARCASTLE
                       I don't want excuses, just results.
                       Now bring them here!

             INT. VIPER

             Jewel is frantic at the controls. Shakes his arm with the
             watch. Slams his other fist in the wheel.

                                 JEWEL
                       Danm! What the fuck is wrong with
                       this thing?

                                 JESEE
                       You made it.

             The car violently lurches forward into a star lit skyway,
             stars rush past, zoom by at blinding speeds, and unlike other
             streams, images appear.

             IMAGES of events leading up to now, backward, the watches,
             the race, the beautiful city inside the stream, a swirl of
             history as they travel a tunnel. Time flies past the windows.

             INT. BROOKHOUSE RESEARCH FACILITY

             Sparks fly inside a metal structure of two half circles
             facing each other. The Viper materializes, a shaky image
             caught between neither time nor space. 

             As the image solidifies, Harcastle's men surround the field.

             INT. VIPER

             Images outside windows stop abruptly -- a fish bubble eye
             view of Harcastle and his armed men waiting encompasses the
             car.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Bad man. Bad men.

                                 DETER
                       Shit, I been thrown through time
                       blown up, almost eaten and now
                       we're gonna get killed by a psycho.
                       Day couldn't get any better.

             INT. BROOKHOUSE RESEARCH FACILITY

             Electrical energy around Viper dissipates. The Viper settles.
             The militia moves forward arms targeted on the vehicle.

             Jewel struggles to push out his shell shocked door. It falls
             off when opened. Danny has to kick his open.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Ah, the rat pack of intelligentsia.

             Danny exits, stands as Luann climbs out.

                                 DANNY
                       Yeah... meets the hebetudinous
                       saphead. What's with all the
                       gunplay captin' duncil?

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Your smart mouth will be dealt with
                       later Galluci. Take them!

             Squire and Jesse exit other side of car.

                                 DANNY
                       You might want to rethink that.

             Deter climbs peeks over the top before fully exiting, Rachel,
             with Kidney's hand clutched to her breast, meekly climbs out
             with the aid of Luann.

             She looks around, grabs the hand at her chest with both
             hands, sits down on the floor and suddenly lets out a shrill
             ear piercing wail.

                                 RACHEL
                       Aieeee!

             All grab their ears. Weapons drop.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       What the fuck's wrong with her?

             Luann bends to comfort Rachel, but moves back quickly. Rachel
             is wilting. And shrinking.

             Deter sneaks one of the rifles from the floor. Makes a stand.

                                 DETER
                       Okay, you aren't going to kill me
                       to keep me quiet. There's not going
                       to be anything to tell.

             Danny jumps in the way.

                                 DANNY
                       Slow down man. We been through too
                       much. 

             Back to Harcastle.

                                 DANNY
                       Look Harcastle. That's one of the
                       people from the world inside the
                       stream. They're a race before ours,
                       and they're about to end this
                       Experiment Earth.

             The shrieking has become a dull shrill whine. Rachel Has
             shrunk to a third of her size. A full human form, but the
             size of a three year old shriveling smaller and smaller.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       You'd say anything right now
                       wouldn't you?

                                 DETER
                       I can't let him kill us Danny! You
                       know that's what he's gonna do.
                       Take the stream and get rid of us.

             The men have picked up their rifles behind him.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       You know that's exactly what I was
                       going to do. And who in their right
                       mind would believe a story like
                       that? Earth an experiment? What
                       kind of experiment?

             Deter still holds the rifle on them.

                                 DETER
                       They started this planet as a
                       source of food.  But we found out
                       and now they've got to end it, so
                       others don't find out. If I get rid
                       of you no one will.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Kid, I ain't buying it.

                                 JESSE
                       Amigo, do that look human?

             The shriveling Rachel shrinks to a curled fetal position.
             Luann covers her with her jacket.

             FLASH in the corner of the room. IDAR APPEARS.

                                 IDAR
                       You should believe the juveniles.

                                 JESSE
                       I know that ain't.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       What do you want? This is under
                       control.

                                 IDAR
                       Nothing you do is under control.
                       These youth have discovered Earth's
                       purpose, and all of you must be
                       eliminated.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       What, you said the technology was
                       mine!

                                 IDAR
                       Had it been only the ability to
                       stream. But they found our world
                       and its connection to yours. This
                       is unacceptable. 

                                 HARCASTLE
                       But the deal was, I got the stream,
                       you silenced them. You didn't, I
                       was about to.

                                 IDAR
                       Still unacceptable. Unless we erase
                       all knowledge of how our dimension
                       relies upon yours, it could, as
                       your people are fond of saying,
                       "come back to haunt us."

             Luann screams.

                                 LUANN
                       Aiieee! Oh my God!

             Her coat removed, the body of Rachel has shriveled to a six
             inch mass of dried plant, her little face, arms body resemble
             a ginseng root.

                                 IDAR
                       Knowledge like that cannot be
                       forgotten. It is not in your logic
                       to understand our need.

             Squire behind Idar runs and grabs him.

                                 LUANN
                       Squirt no!

                                 SQUIRE
                       I got him! Grab him!

             Idar does not move.

                                 IDAR
                       I will kill this juvenile. 

             Deter has decided.

                                 DETER
                       Not before you!

             He fires. Point blank. Idar stands. A smile cracks the gold
             at the eyes of his face.

                                 IDAR
                       Were it so easy.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Let me make it a little more so.

             He pulls a pistol device from inside his jacket.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       I didn't bargain on being plant
                       food. And you didn't plan that I'd
                       mind. 

             He shoots Idar with the device. Idar's gold skin crumbles, a
             plant emerges leaves flailing. The shrill ear piercing sound
             as when Rachel was dying. 

             Luann holds Squire, blood on his shirt, tears on her face.

             Danny, Deter the rifle held down at his side, Jesse his hat
             held to his heart, Jewel to one side, look down at her, the
             wounded boy in her arms.

                                 LUANN
                       Squire, hold on kid. Somebody call
                       someone!

                                 HARCASTLE
                       I'm on it.

             Goes to phone, but it is obvious to all, the wound is too
             serious, and time too short.

             Danny bends down.

                                 DANNY
                       Hey guy, that was pretty brave.

                                 JESSE
                       Pretty stupid. But you tried amigo.
                       Told you, you had big cahones.

                                 SQUIRE
                       Yeah -- cough -- big cahones...

             He's gone.

             Luann pulls him to herself.

                                 LUANN
                       Always. See where your tough guy
                       attitudes get you?!

             Danny goes to grab her shoulders, to help her up and away.

                                 LUANN
                       Get away from me!

             Harcastle snaps his fingers at two of his men, to prepare to
             move the body.

             Jewel goes to Luann, reluctant she allows him to help her up
             as the men move to get Squire.

             Danny move to Harcastle.

                                 DANNY
                       What's the deal now? Your plan's
                       all fucked up.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       No son. The plan is just begun. The
                       weapon that took Idar out was
                       technology they gave us to defend
                       against any of their rogue people.
                       Never thought I'd have to use it on
                       the one gave it to me, but add that
                       with your stream technology, I'd
                       say it was a pretty good day.

                                 JESSE
                       But amigo, you ain't got no people
                       no more.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Kids, kids. Believe me, I'm
                       affiliated. And we need people like
                       you. 

                                 DETER
                       He's a got damn spy!

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Don't be so harsh. I work for
                       America. Right now that's all you
                       need to know.

                                 LUANN
                       What if we don't go along with you.
                       Say we just walk out of here and
                       forget your sorry ass ever existed.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Well one, you forget you're still
                       consigned here for a certain length
                       of time, where I can still make
                       your life hell. Or two, I can kill
                       you.

             Weapons are cocked and aimed at them.

                                 JEWEL
                       I guess when you put it that way.

             Harcastle puts his arm around Danny's shoulder.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       It ain't gonna be so bad. You get
                       free reign to play with and invent
                       any little toy your brillient
                       hearts can dream up... we forget
                       that you're locked up, all for the
                       good ol' U S of A.

                                 DETER
                       So why the artillery

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Insurance. Cody was a spy. I need
                       to know we're all on the same page.

                                 JESSE
                       Only if we can change it if we
                       want.

                                 HARCASTLE
                       You may not want to, but sure. Put
                       the weapons away.

                                 LUANN
                       What about...?

                                 HARCASTLE
                       Young man was a hero, he'll get
                       that respect.

                                 DANNY
                       And Ray?

                                 LUANN
                       Yeah, we gotta remember him.

                                 DANNY
                       As long as you don't use what we
                       know for no weapon of mass
                       destruction shit.

                                 JESSE
                       Yeah, we cool on that?

                                 HARCASTLE
                       We cool on that.

             EXT. CEMETARY - DAY 

             Two doves fly over as a small crowd disperses. Behind, two
             caskets are lowered into the ground.

             Luann, a beauty in black holds a tissue to her eye, Danny at
             her side. Jewel, Jesse and Deter walk behind, toward Danny's
             Black Viper.

                                 LUANN
                       It was lovely. Harcastle isn't so
                       bad.

                                 DETER
                       If you like em' stoic and mean.

                                 LUANN
                       Thank you Danny. What you said.

                                 DANNY
                       They were our friends... sometimes
                       we didn't treat them that way. Look
                       Jewel...

                                 JEWEL
                       Yeah?

                                 DANNY
                       You wanna help me work on my car?
                       It was frazzed the way you put the
                       stream in yours.

             Surprised at the offer.

                                 JEWEL
                       Sure! Wasn't hard. I followed your
                       schematics. All I did differently-

             Luann smiles.

                                 LUANN
                       Hmph. Maybe there's hope yet. Still
                       macho bullshit. But you're getting
                       better.

                                 JEWEL
                       So does that mean there's a chance?

             She looks to Danny.

                                 LUANN
                       Heaven's waiting on a different
                       angel.

             Look doesn't go unnoticed.

                                 JEWEL
                       I'm working on the wings though.

                                 JESSE
                       Keep workin'. You might make saint.
                       Come on guys, let's go eat
                       something for the kid.

                                 DETER
                       Yeah, sounds good now that it isn't
                       us.

                                 JEWEL
                       You know, I make it stream with
                       just the watch.

                                 JESSE
                       That's right! Bright boy, you just
                       got brighter. Let's get the stream
                       outta here!

             They crowd into Danny's car.

             FLASH FADE - TO BLACK.
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