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The Black Lands (6)

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{EXT. ISLAND – NIGHT}

KANE
(squats behind a huge rock with his eyes closed)
Get away from me, get away from me, don’t eat me, don’t eat me, don’t eat me, please, don’t eat me…
(Unknowingly to him, there are three little babies of the beast at the other side of the rock)

{SHORE}

DAN
(to Derick)
The boat is in the water now. Let’s get the boys and get out of here.

DERICK
That thing will come back here again. As far as I know, it ate one of us near the boat, it will come to the boat again.

DAN
Are we going to leave others behind?

DERICK
No, we’re going to kill it once it comes again, then get the boys and get out of here.

DAN
That sounds great but how are we going to kill this thing when bullets aren’t doing anything to it?

DERICK
I don’t know yet, we need something big to blast it.

DAN
The grenade?

DERICK
Yeah, and it’s the only one we’ve got.

DAN
It has to be a lucky shot!

DERICK
Sure! Come on, let’s kill this thing.

Derick and Dan enter into the water and climb unto the boat through a rope.

Dan carries and sets the anchor in front of the boat like a spear.

DERICK
(rushes, opens the door of the Cabin and sees Papu lying inside the coat as if he is deep asleep. He quietly closes the door)
Sorry, son, I didn’t mean to put you through this.
(goes to where Dan is)

DAN
How’s the boy?

DERICK
Fast asleep.

DAN
Good!

DERICK
(switches on the front torchlight)
Hey! Whatever you are, come get us!
(suddenly, Kane yells and cries shortly from a distance)

DAN
Jesus Christ! It got Kane!

DERICK
Wait here with the kid!
(jumps into the water, swims and moves majestically towards the island where Kane cried from)
I’m going to kill this bastard disgusting foolish beast!
(suddenly sees Josh running towards him)
Josh!

JOSH
Kane is dead! It’s coming!

DERICK
(pushes the trigger and discovers that it’s empty)
God damn it!
(runs towards the boat while Josh is behind him)

The creature is in a few distances behind; running very fast, towards Derick and Josh.

Derick and Josh start swimming toward the boat.

DERICK
Start the engine, Dan!

DAN
(runs into the wheelhouse and starts the engine)
Jesus Christ! Is this really happening!

DERICK
(jumps and holds the rope hanging on the boat)
Come on, Josh!

The creature enters into the water, swims very fast, catches Josh and tears him apart.

{TRAWLER, SEA}

DERICK
God damn it! You’ll die for that!
(to Dan)
Run the boat!
(quickly climbs unto the boat)

DAN
(sails the boat)
Jesus Christ…

DERICK
(looking confused, runs to the wheel)
Give me the wheel!
(takes the wheel and fires the boat at a high speed towards the storm. The torchlight in front of the boat is turned on. Water swells behind the boat and starts following the boat)

DAN
It’s the dolphins’ hunter!

DERICK
God damn it! Wake my son!

DAN
(Papu runs out of the Cabin to where Derick is)
He’s awake!

PAPU
Dad, I’m scared!

DERICK
(to Papu)
I wanted to know if you’re okay, son! We’re going home.

DAN
(the swelled water disappears)
It’s gone!

DERICK
Yeah!
(suddenly, the creature hits the boat from beneath. The energy from the hit falls Dan and Papu on the floor of the boat. The anchor in front of the boat slightly falls but the anchor’s shackle holds it from falling off the boat)
Fasten yourselves. It can’t catch me!

DAN
(water swells behind the boat and follows them)
It’s following us again!

DERICK
(sails into the storm)
Don’t worry! It can’t follow us here!

Near the end of the storm, due to the partial movement of the boat (up and down) by waves, the anchor falls into the sea and none of them notices it.

The boat successfully sails through the storm.

DAN
(laughs)
We made it!

DERICK
The signal is up!
(presses the emergency button on the control board and the emergency lights bleep)
Help is coming!

PAPU
(to Derick)
Where are others, Dad?

DERICK
God damn it! They didn’t make it!

Suddenly, the anchor hooks a rock beneath the sea. The energy from it offs the boat’s engine, drags, turns and faces the boat towards the direction of the storm.

The energy lifts Dan off the floor of the boat and flings him away towards the direction of the sea. He quickly grasps a rod at the side of the boat. It flings and hits Derick and Papu on the glasses around the wheelhouse.

DERICK
(manages to get up)
Son, are you okay?

PAPU
(head bleeds)
Ouch!
(sees blood on his shoulder. He touches his head)
I have a cut on my head!

Derick quickly uses a bandage to bind Papu’s wound.

DAN
(climbs unto the boat)
It’s the anchor! It fell!

DERICK
Cut it off!
(tries to start the engine but the engine refuses to start)
God damn it!

DAN
What!
(carries a big cutter)

DERICK
I’ll be back.

DAN
Where are you going?
(Derick keeps quiet. He continues to cut the chain carrying the anchor)

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