So I will be in Japan for the next two weeks so please have your updates now.
INT. GUARD HEADQUARTERS, JAIL CELL- Day
The Head Guard, closely followed by guard one enter back into the cell area. Laerna can’t see them but she can hear them.
Are you sure?
Positive. We definitely don’t have anyone with ears like that in our staff.
They have finally made their way in front of Laerna’s cell.
Well send out a search party, I want him found.
Leafwin coming up from the other direction spies them and jumps that he notices Guard 1, but he continues on trying not to look suspicious by continuing on in hopes of going down the staircase that the two just came up.
Well we don’t have to look far.
The Head Guard looks up and sees Leafwin heading his way. Laerna sees it to and walks to her bars.
Guard 1 Goes back down the stairs he came.
She tries to signal him off but he does not see because he is trying to keep his head down.
When Leafwin is within distance the Head Guard confronts him.
Hold, what is your rank and number guardsman?
Leafwin looks up for the first time and takes in the Head Guard as a threat.
He puts his hand on his sword as a precaution but the Head Guard draws his in one full stroke and holds it level with Leafwin’s neck.
In response Leafwin begins to draw his sword but is stopped by the sword pressed against his back by Guard 1, who came up the stairway that Leafwin took, backed by Guards 2 and 3.
(With quiet anger)
Bane what are you doing?
Rescuing you, what does it look like I’m doing?
Getting your self killed. I have this under control.
The Head Guard steps closer to Leafwin, who still has his sword half drawn.
You know this fool?
(To the Head Guard)
They sent out a guard to find Trell he was going to clear my name…
Leafwin grows pale.
Was he about my height?
Laerna grows pale herself.
Bane what did you do?
The Head Guard grows even more conscious and closer and closer to attacking Leafwin.
What are you two on about?
Leafwin looks over his shoulder and all his past horrible decisions hit him.
I… um… (elvish) road… (elvish).
Laerna finally realizes how bad Leafwin’s common is and leans her head against the bars trying to figure a way out of this.
Guard 1’s sword digs deeper into Leafwin’s back.
What are you on about?
Leafwin panics and draws his sword spinning on Guard 1 knocking the sword out of the way.
He then ducks low allowing the Head Guards sword to fly over him.
Leafwin pushes off the balls of his feet like a track runner and dodges by the Head Guard.
The three guards run after the fleeing elf as the Head Guard turns back to Laerna with an angry glare.
EXT. OAKSFIELD- Afternoon
Leafwin runs down the street, still in full uniform. He has lost the guards but keeps up the pace because he knows that time is of the essence.
INT. DANCING DOVES TAVERN- Afternoon
Leafwin bursts into the tavern where Ginco, Snarky who is still kind of out of it, and Trell sit at a table eating their midday meal. They start at the sight of him.
Where have you been Bane?
Leafwin walks right past him, ignoring him, and goes directly to Trell.
(Studdering and out of breath)
Please… come… h… h… help.
Slow down there son, what is wrong?
Leafwin lets out a large breath.
Laerna is captured. They took Laerna… jail…
Well I am sure they made a mistake, she should be able to handle it herself.
Ginco butts in physically as well as verbally.
Why are you dressed like that? What did you do?
Leafwin looks down at his feet.
I messed up… knocked out a guard… please Trell you have to go. Tell them…
Why would you go and do a thing like that?
Leafwin sighs he sees Gico glaring at him with all the anger the teafling can muster.
He knows he can’t tell the bard the real reason so he lies.
(With as much disdain as he can muster)
Because I love her.
Snarky lets out a silent laugh as even Gico did not see that one coming.
Well young love does make you do stupid things. Come let me reunite you two lovers.
Trell starts heading towards the door, Ginco goes to follow.
Ginco you should stay here.
And why is that?
Leafwin has to swallow his pride.
Because I have already caused enough trubble with the guards and I don’t think they would take kindly to seeing an outsider.
Ginco fumes over this for a second.
He’s right you know. Come finish your drink with me.
Ginco grabs Leafwin by his shirt roughly.
(Through gritted teeth)
You better bring Laerna back or so help me I will end you.
Leafwin just returns his angry glare and Ginco lets him go.
Leafwin runs out of the bar after Trell as Ginco watches from his standing position.
EXT. GUARD HEADQUARTERS, GATE- Afternoon
Leafwin, still dressed in the Guard uniform, and Trell walk up to the gate where the guards look even more alert than they did earlier.
Right before they are about to walk through, Guards 1 and 2, who are searching the courtyard for Leafwin, spot Leafwin and cry out.
There he is!
Leafwin puts his hand on his sword expecting a fight but Trell puts his hand on top of Leafwin’s stopping him.
Trell shakes his head.
We do this peaceful like.
Leafwin lets his hand down as he is roughly grabbed by the gate guards who twist his arms behind his back.
He offers no resistance as he is handed off to Guards 1 and 2 who proceed to roughly drag him as Trell follows into the Headquarters.
INT. GUARD HEADQUARTERS, JAIL CELL- Afternoon
The Head Guard is leaning against the wall absentmindedly inspecting his sword across from Laerna’s cell. Laerna is sitting on her bed with her head against the wall napping.
Both look over to the staircase as they hear the procession of Lefwin and Trell.
The Head Guard straitens and walks over to Leafwin, his sword still in hand.
So you decided to come back, did you?
We found him at the gate with-
Trell bursts forward with full enthusiasm cutting off the guard.
Joseph! Long time no see. Now let me think the last time we ran into each other must have been at the Spring Time festive of 507. My you were a porker then…
Guard 1 and 2 snicker slightly.
Got promoted too I see. Good for you. We need more men like you patrolling our fair streets with all that riff raft about…
The Head Guard tries to hide his embarrassment with a vale of professionalism.
(Ignoring the Head Guard)
My those were the days…
Trell looks at the Head Guard and stops talking.
Trell please, there is an important matter we have to attend to.
He gestures to Leafwin and Laerna.
Oh yes, the young lovers.
Laerna flashes a shocked look but hides it just as quickly.
I heard you had some stuff stolen from you recently.
Trell takes off his cap and scratches his gray balding head before he replaces it.
Sure thing. This nasty lot jumped me a day or so past and these two along with two other kind folk got it back for me.
The Head Guard walks over to Leafwin who is still being held. He grabs Leafwin’s sword and pulls it out. Leafwin tries to fight against his captures but is held firm.
That doesn’t explain why this idiot broke into my jail or how he came by that uniform.
Leafwin holds a venimes glare.
Speak boy, speak!
The Head Guard points Leafwin’s sword at his throat.
Laerna speaks up.
He was stupidly trying to rescue me. You know how love makes you do stupid things.
The Head Guard removes the sword from Leafwin’s throat as Leafwin shoots Laerna a look and mouths the words “We need to talk”.
Ah yes, the impetuousness of youth. I was young and in love once…
The Head Guard cuts Trell off before he can get monologueing again.
That does not answer the question about the uniform.
Leafwin glares at the Head Guard.
Let Laerna go first.
(He explodes with anger but then subsides)
Now listen here! Where you got that uniform?
Leafwin’s gaze does not falter.
Both the Head Guard and Leafwin look at Laerna.
Bane just do it. I will be fine.
Leafwin glares at her but nods slightly.
EXT. GUARD HEADQUARTERS- AFTERNOON
Leafwin leads Guard 1 and 2 to the still knocked out Guard who is just where he was left.
Guard 1 picks up Leafwin’s real cloths and shoves them at Leafwin. Leafwin looks down at the cloths in his arms and back at Guard 1 who nods.
Leafwin sighs and drops his cloths. He then begins to unbutton the guard shirt slowly.