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Episode 2 part 10

INT. GUARD HEADQUARTERS, JAIL CELL- AFTERNOON

Leafwin followed by Guard 1 appears before Laerna’s cell.

LEAFWIN

You have what you want. You know Laerna is innocent. Can we go now?

The Head Guard opens the cell door and Laerna walks out.

HEAD GUARD

No.

Leafwin reaches where his sword should be, but it is still gone. Guard 1 puts an arm on Leafwin’s shoulder before he can move.

HEAD GUARD

The way I see it you have caused us more problems than that.

LAERNA

But he has worked to try and fix all that…

HEAD GUARD

But it all has taken resources from our bandit problem which still threaten the city. If you agree to assist in the ending of it we can let you go unmolested.

LEAFWIN

And if we don’t?

The Head Guard narrows his eyes.

HEAD GUARD

Then I will make you the most wanted man.

Laerna slaps Leafwin upside the back of his head.

LAERNA

Yes we will assist you with this burden, but first we have to get back to our companions.

ext. Dancing Dove tavern- Evening

Leafwin, now resupplied with weapons, and Laerna walk back to the tavern where an angry Ginco waits leaning against the building.

When he spies them he stands up and walks into the middle of the road. He raises his wand and blasts off an imobalization spell.

Leafwin rolls off to the side dodging it. He rolls to a stand.

LEAFWIN

What the hell was that for!

Ginco stairs at him shaking his head.

GINCO

You just couldn’t listen.

End of Episode 2

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Episode 2 part 8 and 9

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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.

HEAD GUARD

Are you sure?

GUARD 1

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.

HEAD GUARD

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.

GUARD 1

(Whispering)

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.

HEAD GUARD

(Authoritatively)

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.

LAERNA

(With quiet anger)

Bane what are you doing?

LEAFWIN

Rescuing you, what does it look like I’m doing?

LAERNA

Getting your self killed. I have this under control.

The Head Guard steps closer to Leafwin, who still has his sword half drawn.

HEAD GUARD

You know this fool?

LAERNA

(To the Head Guard)

Unfortunately.

(To Leafwin)

They sent out a guard to find Trell he was going to clear my name…

Leafwin grows pale.

LEAFWIN

Was he about my height?

Laerna grows pale herself.

LAERNA

Bane what did you do?

LEAFWIN

(Elvish)

Shit.

The Head Guard grows even more conscious and closer and closer to attacking Leafwin.

HEAD GUARD

What are you two on about?

Leafwin looks over his shoulder and all his past horrible decisions hit him.

LEAFWIN

(Studdering)

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.

GUARD 1

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.

HEAD GUARD

After him!

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.

GINCO

(Still angry)

Where have you been Bane?

Leafwin walks right past him, ignoring him, and goes directly to Trell.

LEAFWIN

(Studdering and out of breath)

Please… come… h… h… help.

TRELL

Slow down there son, what is wrong?

Leafwin lets out a large breath.

LEAFWIN

Laerna is captured. They took Laerna… jail…

TRELL

Well I am sure they made a mistake, she should be able to handle it herself.

Ginco butts in physically as well as verbally.

GINCO

Why are you dressed like that? What did you do?

Leafwin looks down at his feet.

LEAFWIN

I messed up… knocked out a guard… please Trell you have to go. Tell them…

TRELL

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.

LEAFWIN

Because… because…

He knows he can’t tell the bard the real reason so he lies.

LEAFWIN

(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.

TRELL

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.

LEAFWIN

Ginco you should stay here.

GINCO

And why is that?

Leafwin has to swallow his pride.

LEAFWIN

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.

SNARKY

He’s right you know. Come finish your drink with me.

Ginco grabs Leafwin by his shirt roughly.

GINCO

(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.

GUARD 1

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.

TRELL

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.

HEAD GUARD

So you decided to come back, did you?

GUARD 1

We found him at the gate with-

Trell bursts forward with full enthusiasm cutting off the guard.

TRELL

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.

TRELL

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.

HEAD GUARD

Trell…

TRELL

(Ignoring the Head Guard)

My those were the days…

HEAD GUARD

Trell!

Trell looks at the Head Guard and stops talking.

HEAD GUARD

Trell please, there is an important matter we have to attend to.

He gestures to Leafwin and Laerna.

TRELL

Oh yes, the young lovers.

Laerna flashes a shocked look but hides it just as quickly.

HEAD GUARD

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.

Trell

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.

HEAD GUARD

That doesn’t explain why this idiot broke into my jail or how he came by that uniform.

Leafwin holds a venimes glare.

HEAD GUARD

Speak boy, speak!

The Head Guard points Leafwin’s sword at his throat.

Laerna speaks up.

LAERNA

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”.

TRELL

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.

HEAD Guard

That does not answer the question about the uniform.

Leafwin glares at the Head Guard.

LEAFWIN

Let Laerna go first.

HEAD GUARD

(He explodes with anger but then subsides)

Now listen here! Where you got that uniform?

Leafwin’s gaze does not falter.

LEAFWIN

Laerna first.

LAERNA

Bane!

Both the Head Guard and Leafwin look at Laerna.

LAERNA

Bane just do it. I will be fine.

Leafwin glares at her but nods slightly.

Cut to:

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.

Cut to:

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.

Edited Bookstore scene (you know if you want)

Int. ouroboros Books- Dawn

A small bell rings as Ginco and Laerna enter, still dragging Leafwin between them.

The shop is small and every square inch of it is covered with leather bound books of various ages and sizes.

The two sent Leafwin off to the side against one of the shelves that stands at the front of the store.

The old BOOKSELLER, dressed in a simple cloths and old worn boots and a small pair of specticles, comes to the front and is surprised to see anyone this early in the morning.

Bookseller

How may I help you?

Ginco walks to the counter to talk to the Bookseller while Laerna picks up a random book and sets it in Leafwin’s curled up lap, before she begins brousing the shelves over enthusiastically.

Leafwin lifts his head and examine the object. He opens it and begins to look though it (upside down).

GINCO

Um… we were well um… do you have any books on Vetna?

The Bookseller tuners white with fear.

BOOKSELLER

V..v…Vetna? You can’t mean-

Without looking away from the precious books Laerna cuts him off.

LAERNA

The god of fear, secrets, and deceit. Yes he does mean that.

The Bookseller pushes his small glasses back onto the bridge of his nose. And nods nervously.

BOOKSELLER

Why would you be looking for a book on that?

Ginco leans into the counter and closer to the seller.

GINCO

(Low and threatning)

Because when we meet him we want to be ready.

The Bookseller looks nervously around him

BOOKSELLER

Why of course. Are you looking for fictional, historical fictional, fiction historical, illustrated…?

GINCO

Do you have anything factual?

The Bookseller is pleased that he will finally have a chance to move away from Ginco who is still uncomfortably close to the man.

BOOKSELLER

Yes… yes. I’ll be right back.

He runs off.

Ginco aimlessly observes the tall shelves that reach the ceiling.

Meanwhile, Laerna pulls her self away from the books and sits down next to Leafwin without really looking at him for she has her own tomb in her hands that she is studying intently.

Eventually she glances over and sees that he has the book upside down.

LAERNA

You can’t read can you?

Leafwin looks over at her calmly.

LEAFWIN

How did you know?

Laerna takes the book from his hands flips it right side up and puts it back in his hands with a smile.

Ginco passes some coins over to the Bookseller and turns to leave with his book, noticing the two.

Episode 2 part 6

Ext. Oaksfield- dawn

Ginco and Laerna run out to of the tavern onto the Oaksfield streets which are lit lightly up by the rising sun. However, no one is around to watch this picturesque view, except for attentive guards that eye everything with suspicion.

The two race down the streets with their head’s on swivels looking for their run away elf.

GINCO

I thought when you two came back we were not going to have to put up with stuff like this anymore.

LAERNA

Theoretically yes, but I think the blame for this one falls on me.

GINCO

What are you talking about?

They turn a corner and continue running down the next street.

LAERNA

Well my best guess is that the loud noises of the bar overwhelmed his heighten senses and well… me falling on top of him did not help.

GINCO

Be that as it may, do you have any idea where he might be heading?

LAERNA

My best guess would be the main gate; it is the only one open at this hour.

They turn again and end up on the main road though the town. Up ahead they can see Leafwin making his shaky way towards the gate.

The two press forward with a burst of speed and Ginco over takes Leafwin, blocking his path.

Leafwin still not in his right mind turns away but finds Laerna is his path.

LAERNA

Bane, calm down. What’s wrong?

Leafwin looks up at her but his eyes are looking all around.

LEAFWIN

I just can’t… I just can’t…

Ginco and Laerna lift the out of it Leafwin up by his arms and proceed to drag him in to a near by shop whose lights have just been lit.

Int. ouroboros Books- Dawn

A small bell rings as Ginco and Laerna enter, still draging Leafwin between them.

The shop is small and every square inch of it is covered with leather bound books of varous ages and sizes.

The two sent Leafwin off to the side against one of the shelves that stands at the front of the store.

The old BOOKSELLER, dressed in a simple cloths and old worn boots, comes to the front and is suprised to see anyone this early in the morning.

Bookseller

How may I help you?

Ginco walks to the counter to talk to the Bookseller while Laerna picks up a random book and sets it in Leafwin’s curled up lap, before she begins brousing the shelves.

Leafwin lifts his head and examin the object. He opens it and begins to look though it (upside down).

GINCO

Um… we were well um… do you have any books on Vetna?

The Bookseller gets excited by the topic of books and the fact that these three stranges are not here to rob him of his wears.

BOOKSELLER

Why of course! Are you looking for fictional, historical fictional, fiction historical, illustrated…?

GINCO

Do you have anything factual?

BOOKSELLER

Yes, I’ll be right back.

Ginco aimlessly observes the tall shelves that reach the ceiling.

Meanwhile, Laerna pulls her self away from the books and sits down next to Leafwin without really looking at him.

Eventually she glances over and sees that he has the book upside down.

LAERNA

You can’t read can you?

Leafwin looks over at her calmly.

LEAFWIN

How did you know?

Laerna takes the book from his hands flips it right side up and puts it back in his hands with a smile.

Ginco passes some coins over to the Bookseller and turns to leave with his book, noticing the two.

EXT. OAKSFIELD- Morning

The three walk out of the book shop and into the streets which are now filled with the early risers heading off to work. More guards stand alert eying all passersby with suspicion.

LEAFWIN

Something must have happened here.

Ginco gives him a sideways glance.

GINCO

What makes you say that?

Leafwin pulls his hood deeper over his face.

LEAFWIN

The guards they look especially touchy today.

LAERNA

Well why don’t we ask them what is going on.

Laerna starts to walk off to one of the guards who has his back towards them.

Leafwin reaches out to try and stop her but he is too late.

LEAFWIN

Laerna no.

She ignores him and walks over to GUARD 1, who is dressed in the blue tunic of the guards over a shirt of mail and a blue cap on his head. She taps him on the shoulder and the guard jumps and turns to face her.

LAERNA

Excuse me, I was wondering what is going on here? Is it because of those bandits outside of town?

The guard immediately grabs her her arm and other guards rush over and help restrain Laerna, who is struggling slightly.

LAERNA

Hey… what the…

The towns people stop and stare being driven to the commotion.

Leafwin sees this and rushes over to help Laerna.

She sees this as she is bent over her hands getting tied behind her back.

LAERNA

(Yelling over all the commotion)

No go! Run, I’ll be fine.

Leafwin ignores her and begins to move towards her but Ginco grabs his arm.

GINCO

You herd her, lets go.

Leafwin sees Laerna is now being roughly dragged off by no less than three guards.

He panics because Laerna had just learned part of his secret and now she is going off with guards. So Leafwin roughly shrugs the teafling off and weaves his way though the crowds, at a distance seeing where they are taking Laerna, before he sips into the shadows.

Ginco tries to go after him but before he can get too far he bumps into a woman. Subsequently knocking off his hood reveling his demonic like appearance.

The woman screams in terror and Ginco runs away back towards the tavern.

Episode 2 part 5

Cut to:

Int. Dancing Doves Tavern- Night

The bar is dimly lit and looks eerily familiar to the Raven Tavern. LOCALS sit at tables and stand around the bar drinking after a long day of work in the field.

They watch Trell as sits on a bar stool against the far wall from the bar. Trell sings epic ballad as Snarky and Ginco walk in.

Trell nods in their direction, but continues singing. They stand in the back and watch till Trell is finished.

Ginco is moved at the end of the song and claps the loudest in the tavern.

Ginco and Snarky make their way over and wait for Trell’s admires to dissipate before they speak to him.

GINCO

That was fantastic. Absolutely amazing.

TRELL

Thank you young teafling. Were you successful in your quest?

Snarky produces the bard’s bag which contains the lire as well as many protruding music sheets.

SNARKY

Of course, but you wouldn’t believe it. There were the bandits all right but hey had his huge red dragon with mighty claws. And…

Ginco and Trell give Snarky a disapproving look.

TRELL

You should probably leave storytelling to the professionals, Snarky.

GINCO

We got your stuff back without spilling a drop of blood.

Trell looks surprised.

TRELL

That’s fantastic, you must tell me more. But first allow me to buy you men a drink.

The three walk over to the bar where Trell puts some coins down on the bar.

TRELL

Say where is Laerna and that other one… say I can’t remember his name.

GINCO

(Mockingly)

That is because he did not give it. Though he apparently goes by Bane.

The BARTENDER, an unassuming quiet man in a dirty apron, sets three mugs down on the bar before them.

Snarky snatches his up and begins to drink heavily.

TRELL

So I guess those two are off somewhere celebrating.

Trell’s eyebrows go up and down on the word “celebrating” implying that he believes that Leafwin and Laerna have gone off to have sex somewhere.

Snarky spit takes at this and begins choking on the ale that has gone down the wrong way.

Ginco pounds him on the back but that just knocks Snarky over triping Ginco on the way down.

Whatever was caught in Snarky’s throat is certainly knocked out as Ginco falls right on top of him in an awkward position.

As if their luck could not get worse, Laerna followed by Leafwin, enter the bar and stumble upon this scene.

LAERNA

I can’t leave you two alone for a minute can I.

Ginco scrambles to get off his friend and dust himself off. He looks releaved to see Laerna but notices that Leafwin is there too and shoot him a dirty look.

Leafwin pays Ginco no mind as he is slowly becoming overwhelmed by all the noise in the tavern and is gradually becoming catatonic.

TRELL

Laerna great to see you in one piece.

Laerna crosses to him.

TRELL

I heard you did it without killing anyone, truly a hero’s tale.

LAERNA

Well it was less of me and more of Bane…

She looks back at the now catatonic elf who is covering his ears with his hands trying to block out the noise of everyone talking.

LAERNA

Bane?

Laerna walks back to him and reaches out as if to put a hand on his shoulder.

However, she trips and knocks Leafin backwards but even in this state he is able to catch himself on the bar in a back bent position.

Laerna is not as fast and lands chest first on Leafwin’s face.

Leafwin turns beet red and shoves her off and runs out of the tavern; the door swinging behind him as he runs off into the night.

Ginco burst out laughing.

Laerna recovers and tries to go out the door after Leafwin, but when she looks out at the street he is nowhere to be found.

Laerna rushes back into the bar.

LAERNA

(In a rush)

Ginco come on we have to go after him!

Ginco

That’s great, but what are we going to do about him?

Ginco steps aside to reveal Snarky who is still laying where he fell on the floor.

LAERNA

Is he dead?

As in response Snarky rolls on his side and lets out a snore.

Laerna sighs.

LAERNA

Fine lets get him into a bed.

Laerna grabs Snarkys wrists as Ginco grabs his ankles.

GINCO

Ready on three… three.

They lift the dwarf up and proceed to awkwardly move him up the stairs, with hunched backs.

INT. DANCING DOVES TAVERN, upstairs- NIGHT

At the top of the stairs they find a hallway lined with wooden doors leading into bed rooms.

They come upon the first one and Laerna lets go of one of Snarky’s arms to open it up, before she immediately closes it.

LAERNA

Sorry.

She picks back up Snarky’s arm and they continue on to the next room, which they find open.

INT. DANCING DOVES TAVERN room- NIGHT

The room is small and simply laid out with a large bed with thread bare sheets against the back wall and a small fireplace.

Ginco and Laerna carry the still passed out Snarky between them and drop him on to the bed in an undignified manor.

Ginco mockingly bows and gestures towards the door.

GINCO

Shall we?

Episode 2 part 4

SNARKY

Well that went well. I don’t suppose either of you know how to navigate out of a forest?

GINCO

I say good riddance. We don’t need anyone we can’t trust.

LAERNA

I agree but that does not mean that Leafwin was not useful. Not to mention the fact that Snarky is right.

Ginco turns to Laerna.

GINCO

So we buy a compass and a map, a least we don’t have to worry about them insulting us.

LAERNA

I agree that was out of line, but it seems like he has not been around people in a long time.

GINCO

That is no excuse for calling me a demon!

Snarky is now eating the cooked rabbit with the arrow still in it while sitting on a log, observing this interaction.

SNARKY

Technically you are… at least part.

GINCO

(Getting squeaky with rage)

That is not the point!

Laerna puts a hand on Ginco’s shoulder in an attempt to be comforting.

LAERNA

Ginco calm down. I’ll go talk to him about it. Do you think that it would be possible to come back?

GINCO

(Childishly)

If he stops being raciest.

Laerna sighs and turns in the direction that Leafwin ran off in.

LAERNA

Fine. Why don’t you to head back into town and deliver Trell his stuff; I think it was back in that direction. Meanwhile, I’ll go find our troublesome elf.

Ext. Deeper in the Forest- Day

Leafwin walks with anger deeper into the forest. He hears Laerna’s clanking chain mail coming after him but he pays it no mind and continues.

LAERNA

Bane wait.

He does not. He continues walking into a small clearing up ahead. When Laerna steps into the clearing she calls out to him again.

LAERNA

Please, Bane.

She is breathing heavily now.

Leafwin stops but does not turn around.

Laerna hunches over her hands on her knees as she tries to catch her breath.

LAERNA

We can work this out there…

LEAFWIN

(Cutting her off)

There is no need to pretend you are winded in front of me half-breed I know the elf in you makes you strong.

She straitens up and breaths normally.

LAERNA

I… a… how did you know?

Leafwin begins marching off again.

LAERNA

(Calling after him)

No wait. Please we need you.

Leafwin stops again.

LEAFWIN

(Darkly)

Yes, but I don’t need you.

Laerna seems taken aback by that but presses on.

LAERNA

You are lying. As an elf you know there is safety in a group.

Leafwin spins around to face her.

LEAFWIN

Yes but not when there is a teafling!

Laerna is taken back by his response.

LEAFWIN

You are so willing to trust your life to a demon. Aren’t you cleric types all about the light and stuff like that?

LAERNA

Ginco is a good companion and Ioun is about knowledge and not holding on to grudges of the past.

LEAFWIN

And yet with that knowledge you would trust the child of a demon!

Laerna’s elven temper starts to rise.

LAERNA

And yet I know more about him than I do you, Bane. You who hides their identity as well as their past.

LEAFWIN

(Coldly in elvish)

There is safety in ignorance.

LAERNA

(In elvish)

And yet you would judge others who have done nothing.

LEAFWIN

His appearance causes problems. Those horns will bar us from any town, or did you forget what happened in Almsforth.

Laerna looks down at Leafwin’s bandaged right hand.

LAERNA

And my guess is that your hand will do the same.

Leafwin moves his right hand out of view.

His anger rises and he slowly slips his hand to his sword hilt.

LEAFWIN

Do not compare me to that devil horned baby eater!

LAERNA

(In elvish)

Enough!

Laerna has lost it and can take no more of Leafwin’s insults to her friend.

Laerna taps her staff twice on the ground, causing a bright light to burst out of the crystal at the other end, as Leafwin draws his sword.

Leafwin is blinded and raises his arms to his face to shield them from the light.

Laerna takes this opportunity to charge him and with her staff knock the sword out of his hand. She then hits him over the head, causing Leafwin to drop to a knee; which she then sweeps out from under him with her staff.

Laerna stands over the dazed elf and rips off the cloth from his right hand. There she sees Leafwin’s branded skin, with the mark of an oval with two swirls inside it and a line going though it all.

In shock at what she has seen Laerna stumbles back dropping her staff.

Leafwin manages to recover and slowly begins to rise to his feet rubbing his head.

LEAFWIN

By the look on your face, you know what this means.

Laerna attempts to back up slowly and away from Leafwin.

LAERNA

That you are a convicted murder. That you should not be alive.

Leafwin walks forward and with an angry calm pick up his fallen sword.

LAERNA

You should have been executed.

Laerna’s backing up has led her against the trunk of a large tree. She cannot move off of it for Leafwin is now uppon her with his sword to her throat.

LAERNA

Please now that I know, let me help. I won’t tell anyone. Just tell me why?

Leafwin pushes his sword harder against her throat. She impulsively flinches back but holds her ground.

LEAFWIN

You need to learn when too much knowledge is a bad thing.

LAERNA

You must have had a reason for doing it?

LEAFWIN

No it is better you think that I am a ruthless killer and frankly shouldn’t you be worrying about yourself.

Laerna looks directly into Leafwin’s eyes.

LAERNA

(Slyly)

Why I am holding all the power here.

Leafwin is slightly taken back by this. He tightens his grip on his sword.

LAERNA

I give you my word that I will keep your secrete.

LEAFWIN

And your words are meaningless. How do I know that you will not sell me out.

LAERNA

If you want it that way fine. I would have nothing to gain.

LEAFWIN

Books. Your pressious knowledge.

Laerna laughs slightly, despite her predicament.

LAERNA

Why do you think I am on this journey, I gain no knowledge that way. Besides who would I sell you to?

LEAFWIN

The elves.

LAERNA

(Darkly)

What have the elves ever done for me?

Leafwin thinks about it for a moment.

Laerna uses this hesatation and puts her hand on the blade moving it to the side.

LAERNA

Oh and another thing, if you killed me Ginco would know and come after you. Pick up whatever search for you there was and resume the hunt for you.

Leafwin is stunned on how the tables have been turned. He stands there like a frozen deer. Laerna uses the palm of her hand and slowly pushes Leafwin back and away from her.

LEAFWIN

Then just let me go. You have lost nothing.

LAERNA

Ah but that is not how this is going to work. You are going to return to this party no matter how you feel about it’s members…

Laerna turns and starts walking back in the direction she came in. Then stops and turns around to face the stuck Leafwin.

LAERNA

And if you try and run off again… There will be no way for you to stop me from telling every guard station on this side of the mountains your location.