Thursday, August 27, 2009

Reflections script - Act 7 (The Young Riders)

ACT 7

FADE IN

42. Int. Doctor’s Office – sunrise

All the riders are sitting outside. Genevieve is hugging Amanda who is still obviously upset. Jimmy is sitting beside her. The rest of the riders are scattered waiting for any word from the doctor. The door opens and the DOCTOR comes out rubbing the blood from his hands.

DOCTOR

They’re both going to be alright. The young lady lost a lot of blood, but she is very lucky she didn’t get any internal damage. If I can keep getting fluids into
her she should be fine. The other young man is with her now.

Relief spreads through the riders. Genevieve whispers something to Amanda, stands up and steps off of the porch. Jimmy follows her.

JIMMY

Where are you going?

GENEVIEVE

To take my brother’s body to the Undertaker.

JIMMY

I’ll help.

Genevieve turns as if she is going to protest, but shakes her head in agreement instead. He puts his hand on her shoulder as they walk out of the shot.

43. Ext. Doctor’s Office – a week later

Lou comes out of the office with her arm in a sling as Jimmy and The Kid come out from behind her. She takes a seat on the bench. The Kid sits beside her.

LOU

You two could have gone back to Rock Creek with the others.

THE KID

And leave you here all alone?

JIMMY

Besides, Gen needed some help settling things.

LOU

How is she?

Jimmy looks off into the distance and gets quiet. We follow his gaze to Genevieve who is approaching the group with Amanda close behind.

GENEVIEVE

You look much better, Lou.

LOU

Thanks. How are you doing?

Genevieve shrugs as Amanda puts her arms around her.

THE KID

Is there anything we can do?

GENEVIEVE

No. Everything is all packed up and we’re heading out.

JIMMY

Where you going?

GENEVIEVE

Not sure. I guess we’ll know when we get there.

Lou stands up and approaches her.

LOU

Can we talk for a second?

Genevieve nods as they begin to walk away from the small group. We see Jimmy kneel down to Amanda and start talking to her in the background.

LOU

You could always come back to Rock Creek with us. I’m sure we could
find you work and give you a place to stay for a while.

GENEVIEVE

Thanks for the offer Lou, but I think we need to get as far away from this
place as possible and start over.

LOU

Make me a deal.

(Pause)

Think about what I said about no saloon work. I want you to be able to look
in the mirror and be proud of what you see. You deserve that.

Genevieve takes a second but reluctantly nods in agreement.

GENEVIEVE

Thanks Lou; for everything.

Lou and Genevieve hug. They soon pull away and walk back to Amanda and the two boys.

GENEVIEVE

It’s time to go, Amanda.

Amanda hugs Jimmy and The Kid then runs over to the awaiting horse. Genevieve helps her mount and mounts behind her. Lou approaches them and puts her hand on Genevieve’s leg.

LOU

Stay safe.

Genevieve nods as she kicks her horse into a gallop.

JIMMY

Don’t worry, Lou. She can take care of herself.

LOU

I know.

THE KID

That is one tough girl.

LOU

(almost in a whisper)

She’s not as tough as you think.

The shot pulls out as the riders watch Genevieve ride away. The camera pans around focusing on the two girls as they ride off out of town.

FADE OUT

END OF ACT 7

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