Episode 2 part 7

Ext. Guard headquarters- Morning

The Guard Headquarters is an opposing square castle-like building. Its stone walls trump all of the other building in the town. There is a wide empty berth around it where guards on shift patrol.

Leafwin watches from the shadow of a near by house as the guards drag the now compliant Laerna into the building and out of sight.

Int. guard headquarters, jail cell- morning

The walls are just as bleak inside the building as they are outside. There is very little light that comes thought the arrow slits from the walls.

The Guards cut the rope that binds Laerna’s wrists and toss her into the open cell; slamming the door behind her.

She steadies herself and tries to rub the circulation back into her wrists. She sits down on the small wooden bench that is supposed to also pass for a bed.

Moments later the HEAD GUARD, who is covered with heavy chained armor, comes to Laerna’s cell, flanked by two other guards one of which is Guard 1 the other is YOUNG GUARD, and stares at her though the bars.

Head Guard

Do you know why you are here?

Laerna looks up at him from her perch.

LAERNA

(With growing frustration)

To be honest, no. I have no idea why I was dragged here. I was just asking a question.

The Head Guard looks back at Guard 1 who is beginning to look nervous.

HEAD GUARD

Why did you arrest this woman?

Guard 1

I…a… well she mentioned the bandits… and well… you said to bring anyone who had knowledge of it into questioning because they could be one of the group themselves.

The Head Guard looks down and shakes his head.

HEAD GUARD

(With rising anger)

But you arrested a cleric of Ioun for asking a question?!

Guard 1 shrinks at his boss’ displeasure.

GUARD 1

But… she was suspicious she was traveling with two hooded men.

The Head Guard looks back at Laerna.

HEAD GUARD

Is this true?

LAERNA

Yes.

HEAD GUARD

So where are these hooded companions of yours?

LAERNA

Hopefully far away.

Guard 1 jumps on this.

GUARD 1

See! See… suspicious.

HEAD GUARD

I agree that is suspicious.

The Head Guard mulls over this for a moment.

HEAD GUARD

With this threat of bandits…

Laerna jumps from her seat.

LAERNA

Bandits? We ran into a group of them.

HEAD GUARD

Where?

LAERNA

Not to far from the town, they had stolen Trell the bard’s music and such and we retrieved it for him.

GUARD 1

Trell the bard?

LAERNA

Why you know him?

GUARD 1

Why everyone knows the great Trell the bard! Singer of the battle at riverhill and the two lovers.

The Head Guard gives Guard 1 a hard look before he turns back to Laerna.

HEAD GUARD

Yes, Trell is very well known and if he can collaborate your story we will be able to let you go.

LAERNA

Excellent, go send someone to the Dancing Dove tavern, he should still be playing there.

The Head Guard gives the Young Guard a signal and he rushes off to the tavern. The Head Guard followed by Guard 1 follow after at a slower pace.

Laerna falls back onto her cell bed.

LAERNA

(To the celing)

Oh god, I hope Bane does not do anything stupid while I’m gone.

Cut to:

EXT. GUARD HEADQUARTERS- Day

Leafwin waits in the shadows pacing like a cat, waiting for his moment to strike.

He gets his chance when the Young Guard comes running out the main gate and makes his unsuspecting way by the ally that Leafwin is waiting in.

Leafwin makes his way behind the Young Guard, who is now moving slower. Leafwin sticks to the shadows till he grabs the Young Guard from behind, dragging him into the shadows with him.

A struggle is heard. Then silence.

Leafwin emerges dressed in the guard’s clothes, with only his sword. He pulls the guard cap low, as to cover his face before making his way back towards the Guard Headquarters.

EXT. GUARD HEADQUARTERS, Gate- DAY

Two guards stand on either side of the giant wooden metal studded doors, lazily checking to see that only guards, and their prisoners, enter.

Leafwin pulls down his cap over his face again as he shadows behind a group of three guards who are entering.

The courtyard is nothing special and for the most part is bare, except for the guards milling about on break.

INT. GUARD HEADQUARTERS- Day

Leafwin enters the stone building and makes his way up a set of stairs. He walks with an intense quickness, in an attempt to find Laerna.

Down one hallway he comes across three guards talking, Guard 1, GUARD 2, and GUARD 3.

Guard 2

When do you recon we can go off this stupid high alert?

GUARD 3

Not for awhile by the looks of it. Speaking of looks, did you see we have a half-elf locked up on the third floor, don’t see many of them in these parts.

GUARD 1

Yah I was the one that brought her in.

GUARD 2

Why?

GUARD 1

She was suspicious, hanging out with cloaked figures like she was…

Leafwin, keeping his head down, pushes his way through the trio who are blocking the hallway.

His shoulder bumps Guard 1.

Guard 1

Hey watch it!

Leafwin is jostled but keeps moving on his path. What is not known to him is that his right pointed elf ear is now outside his cap and is fully visible.

Leafwin turns the corner and is out of sight in a flash but Guard 1 knows that something is wrong; he starts to run off after Leafwin.

GUARD 3

Hey where are you going?

GUARD 1

I’ll be right back, something is up.

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