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SAMUS’ WORLD (SEASON 2) CHARACTER LIST [SPOILER FREE]

Samus Ortiz: (26 years old). Still recovering from the attack which took place a month ago (Season 1), he is heavily focusing on his work and his love life with Dylan, even after everything around him is falling apart.



Ursula Bextor: (Late 20’s-Early 30’s). After revealing she was pregnant to Samus, she is left to choose between whether she wants to be with her ex-boyfriend Kyle or stay with Tara. To make matters worse, the pregnancy starts to make her think about the mother who gave her up for adoption when she was 2 years old.



Dylan Bregar: (29 years old). He is dating Samus and is happy with every day that passes. Unfortunately he is soon about to find out what happens when the secrets he has tried to hide, starts to come out; threatening his relationship with Samus.



Gustin Allen: (Late 20’s- Early 30’s). The creator and editor of the upcoming Misfits of NYC. He is not afraid to tell it how it is. He is doing his best to make his paper much more appropriate and family friendly- even if it means stopping his team from killing each other.



Dirk Wagner: (late 20’s-early 30’s). He is a pretentious rich guy who is joining Misfits of NYC as the ‘Sports Columnist’. Not much is known about him other than the fact he is anti-LGBTQ, calls anyone that disagrees with him a ‘Libtard’-although he isn’t registered as a Democrat or Republican and doesn’t vote.



Ethan Vyler: (late 20’s-early 30’s). He is Gustin’s silent partner and the Publicist for Misfits of NYC. He is a former drug addict that is three years sober. He also has a secret past that could definitely shake up the Misfits of NYC gang.



Kyle Gater: (mid 20’s- late 20’s). He is the lead singer of the Rock band, “Gemini Head” and he is also Ursula’s ex and the father of her unborn baby. He is a rocker that dresses more like a member from Fall Out Boy.



Tara Angler: (Mid 20’s- Early 30’s). She is Ursula’s girlfriend and the owner of the LGBTQ nightclub/bar ‘Guilty Heart’.



Constable Wyatt: (late 40s-early 50’s). A silly, Sherlock Holmes type character that is the owner of his own Private Investigator firm. He isn’t a Constable at all but he wants people to refer to him as such.



Carlito Reyes: (early 20’s). The ex-best friend and self-proclaimed ‘rival of Samus’.



Diego Curtis: (late 20’s). He is a self-proclaimed Instagram model. Cruel, rude and thinks only with his penis unaware whose feelings he hurts along the way.



Frederick Nicker: (late 20’s). He is a frequent club goer but enjoys spending his down time playing Harry Potter online games.



Max Kerver: (early 20’s). He is a young Gay male who wants to have fun and live his life but he is caring for ailing mother and he isn’t able to do much socializing outside of the social apps on his phone.



GEO: (late 20’s- early 30’s). He is a gym rat and a painter on the side. If he is online he’s looking for a hookup and nothing more.



Raphael Anoz: (mid 30’s). He is the former contestant of the first ever Gay reality show Finding My Prince. He is a good looking man but sadly he cannot read or write and he’s just famous more for his looks.



Daniel: (mid 20’s). He is the waiter at the local café Samus often frequents. He enjoys talking to Samus because he has a huge crush on him. Doesn’t like Dylan.



Ramos: (mid 30’s). He is a hopeless romantic hoping to find his Mr. Right.



Female Reporter: She is just heard.



Max’s Mother: She is just heard.



Aubrey: (late 20’s) She is a mysterious woman that has a few secrets of her own.



Thomas Redfield: (Late 20’s). An active gaymer with very bad manners and no self-awareness of his behavior. He is from Season 1, Episode 4.



Vivian: (Late 50’s). A Southern Belle that is excited to work for Misfits of NYC.

EPISODE 3: “TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET IF ONE OF THEM IS DEAD”



FADE IN:

EXT-A CAFÉ IN NYC- MORNING (THE NEXT DAY)



We watch as SAMUS walks down the street humming to himself. As he does this, the V.O plays.





SAMUS (V.O)

A new day is supposed to be filled with new problems right? Like an episode of ‘Law & Order: SVU’, each episode is a new case, with a new twist and a celebrity guest star who we all know is obviously the killer. The only thing that stood the same was the cast- well just Mariska Hargitay.

Yesterday’s problem was dealing with the discovery that my ex is the silent partner to my new job and then I accidentally told my boyfriend that I loved him.

Thankfully Dylan cancelled yesterday’s outing to the museum-which was probably due to the mishap of me professing my love to him, but I’m not mad. As for right now? Well I had other matters to attend to.







SAMUS walks over to the café’s door and opens it letting out a sigh of relief as he spots GUSTIN walking over to the table with two cups of iced coffee in his hands.

SAMUS smiles and walks over to him as GUSTIN places both cups on it.

GUSTIN hugs SAMUS. After a few seconds they break the hug and sit down in the chairs facing each other.







GUSTIN

Thank you for meeting with me. (slowly slides one of the cups toward Samus) Double chocolate Mocha with three scoops of sugar just the way you like it.



SAMUS

Aww you know me so well. (smiles taking a straw and unwrapping it)



GUSTIN

It’s a gift and a curse. (looks at Samus and unwraps a straw and places it inside of the cup)



SAMUS

I hear you. (beat) So what do I owe this lovely pleasure of getting a free drink?



GUSTIN

(Smiles)

I was doing a lot of thinking and I wanted to ask-with your permission of course- would you be up to going on a retreat next month?



SAMUS

(jokingly)

Are you trying to pray the Gay out of me? Because let me tell you, it hasn’t worked for the past 26 years when my grandmother did it and I highly doubt it’ll work now.



GUSTIN

(laughs)

No, no not at all. (gets serious) You see, I always felt that a team would work better if everyone spends a lot of time together and I really, really want Misfits of NYC to have that kind of relationship that feels more like family and less like coworkers.



SAMUS

Oh I agree one hundred percent, it’s just that- (he pauses and lets out a deep sigh) Um, how can I put this without offending you?...You see, your friend Ethan...well he and I have history.



GUSTIN

(nods remorsefully)

I was made aware of that after the meeting we had. I sensed there was some tension between you two, but I didn’t put anything together until he told me afterwards. (beat) Listen Samus, I am so sorry. I had no idea he was the ex that cheated on you, if I had known, I wouldn’t have sought his help.



SAMUS

(shaking his head smiling)

No it wasn’t your fault. I believe everything happens for a reason and he’s here for his connections that could benefit both you and Misfits. I would never in a million years doubt your decision, that isn’t my forte.

I mean yes I was blindsided at first and yes I was shocked to see him, but so far he has contributed immensely to the project.

And besides, many exes work together it’s just about professionalism and how we conduct ourselves around our coworkers and the boss. (beat) Now speaking of professionalism, what the hell is wrong with Dirk?



GUSTIN

(laughs shrugging)

You know I just don’t freaking know. I’ve tried to talk to him about sports, you know small talk, but it’s like talking to a brick wall. He is just so…so…so-



SAMUS

Obnoxious? Cold? A snob? Visibly there but mentally on a yacht?



GUSTIN

Yes. Yes. Yes and oh yeah. (shakes his head laughing out of frustration) I just don’t get how someone of his caliber and education, could be hell bent on joining an unestablished paper when he could join other places that could cater to people like him.



SAMUS

(pondering)

Do you think he’s a mole for your father?



GUSTIN

(lowers his eyebrows almost intrigued)

What do you mean?



SAMUS

Okay I’m not trying to start a Luke and Anakin Skywalker type war but-



GUSTIN

(smirking impressed)

Did you just make a Star Wars reference?



SAMUS

(smiles)

Did you forget I was an Entertainment Writer?







GUSTIN laughs nodding his head and he takes another sip of his iced coffee.





SAMUS (CONT’D)

Now, I was doing some thinking and I know you and your father left things in bad terms after you announced you were starting your own site and after I quit L&G because that new owner assumed I was going to be his personal assistant. (shakes his head) But, I believe Dirk was hired by your father to sabotage Misfits.



GUSTIN

(doubtfully)

Do you honestly believe that?



SAMUS

Yes and no. I mean no one; I repeat no one is that boring and obnoxious. Not even the rich guys that wear a sweater tied over their shoulders even though it’s Summer and they were never planning to wear it.



GUSTIN

(nods)

I’ll have to be careful around that one. I mean it all makes sense now.





SAMUS shrugs his shoulders.





SAMUS

Again it’s just a thought. (beat) So this retreat when and where?



GUSTIN

As for when, I’m aiming for some time next month. As for where, I don’t know I’m still mapping everything out.



SAMUS

Do you plan on hiring new people soon?



GUSTIN

Of course. I have an interview later on with a few contributing writers that are excited to get on board. Trust me; there will be a packed house for the retreat as well as Misfits.



SAMUS

(playfully wipes away sweat away from his forehead)

Phew! Good. I can’t wait and again I trust you.



GUSTIN

I also wanted to apologize for the meeting when Ethan was questioning you about your column. I didn’t want you to feel like I was ganging up on you.



SAMUS

(shakes his head)

I didn’t feel that way at all. Off the record, he was a complete ass that was trying to get under my skin. But on the record, he was right to worry as were you.

As I said, I have this whole thing figured out, I did have Writer’s Block for a few days but I kicked its butt!



GUSTIN

(he nods slowly and lowers his voice to sound more caring)

How are you feeling…after everything?



SAMUS

Truthfully? I haven’t really thought about it. I mean Ursula is insisting I see a therapist to talk about the attack; but I honestly don’t feel any different. I mean yeah I hate looking at my living room when I’m alone, but I’m fine.

I thankfully have this amazing opportunity you have given me and I can focus everything on Misfits and my column.



GUSTIN

I don’t plan on launching the entire site until the end of next month, so if you need some time to rest and-



SAMUS

Absolutely not. I’m fine trust me.







GUSTIN smiles and nods as he takes another sip of the coffee. He swallows the sip.





GUSTIN

The Singles party is still happening this week?



SAMUS

Yeppers. This Friday. Everything seems set and I am nervous a bit. Not because I’ll be around single men, probably a majority of them that I blocked on Grinddate, but because I’m hoping none of them recognizes me from the news.



GUSTIN

I’m sure they won’t. But on another note, have you been watching the news lately?



SAMUS

(shakes his head)

I’ve honestly been steering clear of that for a few months now. Nothing but killings, Republicans Vs Democrats, politicians cursing each other out, a racist lawyer bashing women for speaking Spanish, Roseanne’s show being revived then killed because she’s a racist, and Mayoral candidate Victor Reber still believing Homosexuality is a choice. Bleh. If I wanted to see all that drama, I would watch one of the Housewives.





GUSTINS chuckles and he nods his head as SAMUS starts to take a sip of the iced coffee.





GUSTIN

Apparently, some whack job on the loose is killing Gay men. Well the media isn’t really doing much to clarify if these attacks are random or geared only towards Gay men, but three young men were murdered in the past two months. Sounds like a serial killer to me.



SAMUS

(in concern)

Do you want me to investigate?



GUSTIN

Absolutely not! I don’t want you anywhere near this considering what you’ve been through. Plus, I want Misfits to be a positive and upbeat site that educates the LGBTQ community as much as possible.



SAMUS

But what about this killer and-





GUSTIN

(smiles softly)

I am one hundred percent sure that the police will handle him and the other papers in New York City are handling this story and keeping an eye on it. I just want you to be careful and vigilant around the guys you meet.



SAMUS

(nods his head understanding and agreeing with what Gustin said) Aww I will.



GUSTIN

I don’t mean to be a prude but I have a Fashion writer I’m aiming to hire coming in for an interview, so ya gotta go Kid.



SAMUS

(jokingly)

Wow. Just like a Top, to buy me a drink, and then when he realizes he isn’t getting any action he kicks me out. (rises from the chair) By the way, why do you keep calling me ‘Kid’? I’m in my late 20’s for crying out loud.



GUSTIN

(smiles)

I don’t mean any harm by it. The nickname came from this television show in the 1980’s called ‘P.I Kid’. The protagonist was this young 20 year old journalist named Kid Gertano. He was always twenty-five feet ahead of the antagonist, but he also had a secret, he was a masked vigilante by night that was infected by a meteorite and received super powers.



SAMUS

That sounds very complicated.



GUSTIN

Yeah it didn’t last long on tv but overall it was an entertaining show nonetheless. (beat) So, when I call you Kid it’s because you’re as headstrong and stubborn as he was.



SAMUS

(smiles and grabs the cup of iced coffee from the table and gives Gustin a wink)

Glad you think highly of me.









GUSTIN laughs heartedly.







CUTS TO:





SCENE II

EXT-NYC STREET OUTSIDE OF THE CAFE- MEANWHILE



We watch as ETHAN and CARLITO walk hand in hand together.





ETHAN

All I’m saying is does anyone need that much money just to visit Japan for an assignment?



CARLITO

As I told you numerous times before, yes! Not only will I be there on an assignment but also for shopping. Have you ever been to Harajuku? Gwen Stefani wasn’t lying when she said it’s amazing.





ETHAN lets out a deep sigh and CARLITO’s smile fades as he sees SAMUS walk out of the café. CARLITO smirks and wraps his arms around ETHAN’s right arm.





CARLITO (CONT’D)

(to Samus)

Well look who it is!





SAMUS lets out an obvious sigh as he spots both ETHAN and CARLITO.





SAMUS

(aside)

Good grief. (puts on a fake smile)



CARLITO

Nice to see you walking around. I thought you would be home chugging on ice cream watching reruns of the Golden Girls.



SAMUS

(to Ethan) It’s nice to see you walking your dog. I thought you finally put him down ages ago.



CARLITO

No, no. He always loves showing me off to his friends and to the world.



SAMUS

Well people do enjoy taking in a freak show every now and then.





CARLITO gasps clearly insulted and he looks over at ETHAN in hopes ETHAN would defend him, but that doesn’t happen and CARLITO gets angrier.





ETHAN

(to Carlito)

Can you do me a favor babe and order me a large iced Vanilla coffee with whip cream, two teaspoons of brown sugar and nonfat whip cream?





CARLITO rolls his eyes and he passes SAMUS in hopes of banging into him but it’s to no avail and he storms inside of the café.

ETHAN smiles at SAMUS.





ETHAN

You look amazing Sam.



SAMUS

Glad to see monogamy still isn’t in your vocabulary. (beat) What do you want?



ETHAN

Look, I just want to apologize for everything that happened in the past.



SAMUS

Please specify. Are you sorry for cheating on me or making me the bad guy?



ETHAN

(looks down in regret)

For both…I’m clean now. I’ve been clean for the past three years.



SAMUS

(sincerely)

Congratulations.



ETHAN

(looks at Samus and smiles) Thank you.





SAMUS looks behind ETHAN and spots DYLAN walking towards them.





SAMUS

(smiles)(to Dylan) Hey.





DYLAN smiles and walks around ETHAN and he hugs and kisses SAMUS causing ETHAN to lower his eyebrows in confusion.





DYLAN

(kisses Samus and pulls away smiling)

I am so sorry for flaking on you. Bella decided to pull a 180 and she wanted me to backtrack the photos I took.



SAMUS

It’s fine. I’m actually sorry too. But-(he pulls away and smiles facing Ethan) Um, Dylan this is my ex-boyfriend Ethan-





DYLAN’s smile fades as he turns around and sees ETHAN standing in front of him. DYLAN looked as pale as a ghost. He was scared, nervous and he knew that he was busted.

ETHAN recognized him but didn’t really acknowledge it right away.





SAMUS (CONT’D)

-And Ethan this is my boyfriend Dylan.



ETHAN

(smiles and extends his right hand)

Nice to meet you.



DYLAN

(nervously shakes his hand)

L-likewise.



DYLAN lets go of ETHAN’s hand and clears his throat turning to face SAMUS.



DYLAN (Cont’d)

Listen, I have to get going, but I’ll call you later.



SAMUS

(nods) Oh okay sure.





DYLAN wastes no time and he walks away quickly leaving SAMUS and ETHAN to watch him.





ETHAN

(turns to Samus)

Is he always in a rush?



SAMUS

Not usually. (turns to Ethan) He probably just smelled your water down cologne and got sick.





ETHAN glares at SAMUS and SAMUS just smiles at him brightly.





CUTS TO:

DYLAN quickly turns the corner. He takes out his cellphone and dials a number. He places the phone on his right ear and lets out a deep sigh as he waits for the person on the line to pick up.





DYLAN

(into the phone)

Hey it’s me, we have a problem.









CUTS TO:



SCENE III

EXT-CENTRAL PARK-DAY (MEANWHILE)



The park is filled with a diverse crowd of people: joggers, police officers walking around, children playing, bicyclists, etc.

We watch as KYLE and URSULA walk through the park holding hands and smiling.







URSULA

I can’t believe you’ve lived in New York City your entire life and you’ve never been to Central Park.



KYLE

(smiles)

Well shocking to believe Urse, but there are other places in the city than a park where you can get mugged, raped, stabbed, kidnapped and a balloon animal; all in one day.



URSULA

(jokingly)

Someone needs to stop watching Law & Order.







KYLE laughs and kisses URSULA’s forehead. He spots a cart of water off screen and stops walking.





KYLE

(turns to Ursula)

You thirsty, babe?



URSULA

No. (looks at the cart still offscreen) But that fruit salad does look delicious.



KYLE

(chuckles) Alright be right back.





KYLE runs off screen and URSULA sits on a bench and looks around at the parents walking through the park with their children and she lets out a sigh placing her hand on her stomach.

KYLE returns to URSULA holding a bottle of water in his right hand and a container of fruit salad in his left hand and the end side of a plastic fork hanging from his lips.





KYLE (CONT’D)

(sits on the bench next to Ursula and hands her the fruit salad and plastic fork. He notices her quiet nature.)

A penny for your thoughts?







URSULA

(takes the salad and puts it on her lap)

Ever since I found out I was pregnant, my mind wandered to my childhood. To how my mother just dropped me off to a family down the street when I was only two years old. No goodbye, no letters of guilt. She just disappeared. (beat) What happens if I have no idea how to be a mother because mine abandoned me?





KYLE

(places a hand on Ursula’s lap and speaks in a calming tone) Hey, don’t you do that. Do not compare yourself to her. She left you with caring people who didn’t have to take you in, but they did it anyways. We can’t change the past; all we can do is make sure we never make the same mistakes of our parents.



URSULA

(smiles and giggles softly)

That’s something bloody Samus would say.



KYLE

Yeah? Well I have been reading his articles, so I would assume some of that knowledge is rubbing off on me. (beat) How has he been?



URSULA

(opens the fruit salad)

Since the stabbing?





KYLE nods his head and opens his water bottle taking a sip.





URSULA (CONT’D)

He’s been good. Dove right into work, so that’s a good thing.



KYLE

(stops drinking and swallows the sip)

And what about mentally?



URSULA

I honestly don’t know. We usually tell each other everything but we haven’t really discussed much about that night.



KYLE

I just hope he gets some serious rest. My cousin was stabbed by a stranger on the train once and he at first seemed fine. He returned back to work and then one day he completely went Batshit crazy in the middle of Times Square and thought everyone was trying to kill him. The EMTs had to sedate him and it took him months to recover.



URSULA

(gasps)

That sounds awful! (beat) I know Samus and I’m sure I would see the signs if push comes to shove.



KYLE

(nods and notices a couple holding a baby off screen and he smiles)

Have you thought about the gender of the baby? Like, do you want a girl or a boy?



URSULA

I don’t really care to be honest. As long as it’s healthy.



KYLE

(nods) That’s true. (takes another sip of water)



URSULA

Although…I would really love a girl so I can dress her up like my own personal doll.







KYLE shakes his head laughing as he leans in and kisses her forehead.







CUTS TO:



SCENE IV

INT-GUILTY HEART CLUB- EVENING



SAMUS walks into the club and he is looking around for someone. As he walks further into the club TARA smiles and walks over to him.





SAMUS

(slowly and nervously) Hey…you.





TARA

How are you? I feel like we don’t talk anymore.



SAMUS

We don’t…you stopped returning my calls and when I tried to come here last week to see the Drag show, your bouncer said I was on the ‘Do not enter’ list.



TARA

(giggles rubbing the back of her neck)

Yeah sorry about that. I was a bit upset about the whole break up thing. Ursula said a few things that I swore I saw in your last article, so I blamed you for her dumping me.



SAMUS

(in shock)

Wait! You honestly thought I had something to do with her infidelity? I was always ‘Team Tara’. I assure you the only thing that I told Ursula was to follow her heart and I guess Kyle is the one that has her heart.



TARA

(sighs)

I guess you’re right. I just wish she would fix the situation by getting rid of the problem, so she and I could work things out.



SAMUS

‘The problem’? That is insulting! I don’t think you should see this as a problem. Many women can’t even have kids, so yeah it sucks she dumped you for a man, but it isn’t fair to blame the baby currently growing inside of her!





TARA lets out a gasp and the look of pain and hurt is visible on her face.





TARA

(slowly and sadly)

Ursula is pr-pregnant?



SAMUS

(pauses and he pretends he heard something)

Oh, I just heard someone call me and I gotta go. Byeeeeee!





SAMUS quickly walks away and without looking he accidentally bangs into someone.





SAMUS (CONT’D)

I am so sorr-





SAMUS stops speaking when he sees that the person he banged into was DIRK WAGNER.





SAMUS (CONT’D)

Dirk? What are you doing here?



DIRK

(sarcastically)

Well I decided to go for a walk and I stumbled upon this bar, which also happens to double as a club.



SAMUS

(sighs)

Ah sarcasm? That’s more of my forte. You’ll do better by just being this mysterious being that sulks and stands in the background.



DIRK

I’ll have you know that I have a 4.0 GPA and-



SAMUS

So why the heck are you so keen in making all of our lives a living hell at Misfits of NYC?



DIRK

(nonchalant)

That isn’t my intention at all. You see, Samus-that is your name right?





SAMUS nods slowly pretty sure DIRK only said that to get under his skin but it wasn’t going to work.





DIRK (CONT’D)

Well, you see, what you guys are doing at Misfits is boring, dull and quite frankly stupid. But Gustin’s father promised me a job, so I’m stuck with you guys until something better comes along.



SAMUS

Oh no, by all means necessary, go ahead and try to find something better.



DIRK

(smirks)

Nice try but I’m here to stay. Whether you like it or not and quite frankly I don’t give a damn if you don’t like it. (he gets angrier although his voice is calm) I refuse to smile around you and pretend that the lifestyle you’re living is normal-



SAMUS

(crosses his arms)

Uh, you do realize you’re basically telling me you’re Homophobic while we’re standing in one of New York City’s top Nightclub slash Bar, that caters to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community right?



DIRK

(pauses)

Yeah well…the fries here are just the right amount of crunchy and addictive. (beat) And for the record I’m not Homophobic, that’s a sad term you and your Libtard friends say whenever someone disagrees with you.

No one is scared of you Homos, we’re just sick of you rubbing it in our faces at every chance you get.



SAMUS

You honestly think this whole ‘libtard’ speech is making any sense? I dug deeper into who you are and I know that you aren’t registered as a Democrat or a Republican. But that’s beside the point. I know plenty of Republicans who are very accepting of the LGBTQ Community and are very tolerant. (aside)With the right price tag.

(beat)

You’re just one of the few who believes that all your disgusting and judgmental words will get under my skin. Newsflash buddy, it isn’t and you’re not even worth a second thought or a sad reaction.

Instead, I’m going to order some of those delicious fries and sit my Gay ass on one of these comfy seats, while I work on my column-yes column that I worked hard to get- without Daddy buying it for me.

So with that Dick Wagner, I say Goodnight!





SAMUS walks off causing DIRK to clench his jaws together and stare at him in anger.

We watch as SAMUS sits on one of the chairs and takes out his laptop and opens it up as the V.O plays.





SAMUS (V.O)

Take it from me when I say that life is too short to sweat the small stuff. It’s too short to worry if Rachel, Monica, Ross, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe like me or hate me. It’s too short to fight with others and while I think about it, it’s also too short to hold grudges.

And yes, although people looking from the outside in, might say that I should forgive Ethan in order to be truly happy with Dylan; I just don’t want to let my guard down again and have Ethan find a way to hurt me. He did that twice and stupidly I forgave him.





CUTS TO:

We enter URSULA’S apartment to find her and KYLE seated on the sofa watching television. URSULA gets up and walks over to the bathroom closing the door behind her.

As we watch the bathroom door close we pan over to KYLE still seated on the sofa and watching television, while the V.O plays.





SAMUS (V.O) (CONT’D)

But again, life is short and every breath we’re given is a gift. A gift from the universe-or whatever Deity you believe in. But sometimes while we’re smiling and laughing and thinking for one quick second that everything in our lives is perfect, the universe has a different plan for us.





KYLE hears something that is inaudible to the audience and he rushes over to the bathroom. He opens the door and we do not see what is inside, we stand behind KYLE.





KYLE

(in shock) Ursula?! Ursula are you okay?







SAMUS (V.O)

And just like that, our happiness can be taken from us in a second, without any warning.







DISSOLVES TO:

INT-AN OFFICE-NIGHT (AN HOUR LATER)



We enter an office that wasn’t neat in appearance just messy and disorganized. We pan over to see CONSTABLE WYATT seated on a chair trying to light his cigar as the V.O plays.





SAMUS (V.O)

But the world is filled with people who are impatient and set on keeping their happiness and in turn, also keeping their secrets hidden which could ultimately destroy that same exact happiness.





The office door pushes open and DYLAN is revealed entering it, causing CONSTABLE WYATT to look up at him.





DYLAN

(out of breath)

I screwed up! I- I didn’t think anyone would recognize me.



CONSTABLE WYATT

(calm and collective)

Take a deep breath DeLuca. And what the hell are you talking about?



DYLAN

(paces the office back and forth running his fingers through his hair)

Ethan Vyler is Aubrey’s old college roommate. She introduced him to me yesterday and then I met him again when Samus introduced us, because he used to date Samus.



CONSTABLE WYATT

(places the cigar down on the desk)

Has he told Samus anything?









DYLAN

(shakes his head)

No, not that I know of. If Ethan told Samus anything my phone would be ringing nonstop.



CONSTABLE WYATT

So it’s safe to say your cover hasn’t been blown yet?



DYLAN

Yeah I-I guess. But still! We can’t take that chance.



CONSTABLE WYATT

Oh I completely agree. Which is why I have a solution.



SAMUS (V.O)

Those are the same people that will protect their secrets.-





CONSTABLE WYATT opens a drawer in his desk and pulls out a black handgun. He stands up to his feet and hands it over to DYLAN.

DYLAN takes the handgun and looks at it observing every angle of the gun.





CONSTABLE WYATT (CONT’D)

Your cover must be protected no matter the cost.





We watch as DYLAN stares at the gun completely lost in a trance and the V.O plays.





SAMUS (V.O)

-They will protect their secrets by any means necessary.









BLACK











END OF EPISODE 3.








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