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Presenting the C to See

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(The following excerpts from The Foundation Chronicles, Book Three: C For Continuing, copyright 2016 by Cassidy Frazee)

 

FADE IN:

INT. LAKE HOUSE INTERIOR — DAY

The camera centers on ANNIE KIRILOVA sitting in a large chair. She’s dressed casually and for the summer. She addresses someone sitting off-screen across from her.

ANNIE (IN ENGLISH)
How did it go?

QUICK CUT:
Sitting in another large chair across from Annie BERNIECE RUTHERFORD steadies her cup and saucer in her lap. She dressed causally in jeans and a pullover top, ready for summer.

BERNIECE
About as well as I expected.

SMASH CUT:

BLACK SCREEN

The song Lost by Coldplay begins playing.

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. STAIRS — DAY

ANGLE ON — KERRY

KERRY MALIBEY stands at the top of a flight of stairs looking down at the landing below. He’s also dressed for summer in black jeans and a tee shirt, but he doesn’t look happy. (NOTE: At no time in the trailer is Kerry seen wearing glasses.)

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. KITCHEN — DAY

ANGLE ON — KERRY

Kerry stand in the middle of a kitchen looking dejected.

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. FOREST — DAY

Wearing his flight jacket, jeans, and boots, Kerry walks along a path with a girl. This is PENNY RIGMAN, who is also wearing a flight jacket, jeans, and boots.

ANGLE ON — PENNY FROM RIGHT SIDE, TRACKING

PENNY
You just have to let things work themselves out.

KERRY
What if they don’t?

PENNY (SHRUGGING)
They usually do.

QUICK CUT:

EXT. CITY PARK — DAY

Annie stands facing ALEXANDRIA CHORNEY. It is still summer, and both girls are dressed in light summer outfits: Annie in a light dress, Alexandria in leggings and a long top over which she wears a leather flight jacket.

ANGLE ON — ANNIE

ANNIE (IN ENGLISH)
It’s difficult for me to understand.

ALEXANDRIA (IN ENGLISH)
You’ve never had a Normal life, not like us: magic has been there from before you were born.

INTERCUT TO:

EXT. MIDAIR — DAY

Kerry hovers on his broom on a bright day dressed in his heavy winter flying garb. He is not near the ocean and what can be seen of the land shows snow covered land below. There isn’t anyone else around: he is alone.

ALEXANDRIA (V. O ENGLISH.)
You’d understand things better if you were like us.

QUICK CUT:

INT. DINING ROOM MALIBEY HOME — DAY

Kerry stands on one side of the family dining table: across from him stands LOUISE MALIBEY, his mother.

ANGLE ON — LOUISE

LOUISE
You said you take advanced classes—in what?

KERRY
Regular spells, Formulistic Magic, Transformation—

LOUISE
Do you know spells that will hurt people?

KERRY (PENSIVE)
Mom . . .

QUICK CUT:

EXT. LONDON — DAY

Annie and Kerry, both dressed for summer, stand near the banks of the Thames having a discussion.

KERRY
I have to prove to them I’m not dangerous.

ANNIE
I don’t know why they are afraid of you—

KERRY (WAVING ARMS)
Half these people here would freak if they knew what we could do—

QUICK CUT:

INT. SALEM CLASSROOM — NIGHT

Kerry stand in the middle of a room facing Annie and four other students. WEDNESDAY DOUGLAS pulls her arm back for an underarm toss a ball to him: her motion slows perceptually as the ball, Wednesday, and the other students seem to crawl.

QUICK CUT:

INT. SALEM CLASSROOM — DAY

Annie, dressed in a loose, back top with loose sleeves, reaches towards a nearby wall and draws her hand through the air in a straight line. The shadows coalesce until she has a ribbon about a meter long. She pulls it way and gives it a sharp twitch, lengthening it by another meter so that it looks like a whip.

QUICK CUT:

EXT. LONDON — DAY

ANNIE (SOFTLY, HUGGING KERRY)
Now I know why Mama told me not to do magic in public.

QUICK CUT:

INT. DINING ROOM MALIBEY HOME — DAY

ANGLE ON — LOUISE

LOUISE
Kerry?

DISSOLVE TO:

Generic music begins playing as:

EXT. SMALL HOTEL — DAY

BERNIECE (V.O.)
It’s time we leave for Paris—

QUICK CUT:

INT. HOTEL LOBBY — DAY

ANGLE ON — ANNIE

She stands in the lobby with a smile on her face.

BERNIECE (V.O.)
There’s someone waiting for you.

DISSOLVE TO:

INTERCUT ANNIE AND KERRY IN PARIS

A couple of quick scenes showing them traveling around the city on their own, with at least one showing them greeting Penny and Alex.

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. TOP OBSERVATION DECK EIFFEL TOWER — NIGHT

Kerry holds Annie tight as they look out over the city in darkness.

ANGLE ON — ANNIE IN KERRY’S ARMS

ANNIE
This is not going to be an easy year.

QUICK CUT:

EXT. SALEM RACE COURSE — DAY

Two racers are broom to broom, one wearing green piping on their uniform and helmet, the other purple. The purple racer side-bumps into the green racer at speed: the green racer punches back with their left arm.

QUICK CUT:

INT. DARK HALLWAY

Annie ducks as against a wall as a nearby door blows open and nearly off its hinges as a visible shock wave stirs up dust and debris.

QUICK CUT:

EXT. TOP OBSERVATION DECK EIFFEL TOWER — NIGHT

ANGLE ON — ANNIE IN KERRY’S ARMS

KERRY (CHUCKLING DARKLY)
You think?

QUICK CUT:

INT. SALEM JAUNT STATION — NIGHT

ANGLE ON — PLATFORM

A group of students pop into existence, all of them with luggage. Annie and Kerry are in the front.

QUICK CUT:

INT. SALEM JAUNT STATION — NIGHT

ISIS MOSSMAN and Wednesday Douglas stand by the control station.

ISIS (SMILING)
Welcome back. Did you miss us?

SMASH CUT:

INT. CERNUNNOS COVER TOWER — NIGHT

Annie and Kerry stand in the open area of the second floor. The opening chords of the Moody Blues’ Lovely to See You Again My Friends begins as five students step out of the stairwell and face them.

ANNIE
Welcome to your new homes.

QUICK CUT:

INT. CHEMICAL LAB TESLA CENTER — DAY

ERYWIN SLADEN leads a group of her advanced students into a room filed with tanks and pipes. Annie and Kerry look around as Erywin points to stations along the walls.

ANGLE ON — ERYWIN

ERYWIN
Find your cubical; the sooner you do, the sooner we can get to making magic.

QUICK CUT:

INT. FLIGHT SCHOOL READY ROOM — DAY

VICTORIA SALOMON stands at the podium before a dozen or so students in casual street clothes. EMMA NIELSON and Kerry sit in the front row to Victoria’s left.

ANGLE ON — VICTORIA

VICTORIA
The most important goal you have this year—

ANGLE ON — EMMA AND KERRY

VICTORIA (O.S.)
—is to prepare yourself for the Polar Express.

QUICK CUT:

INT. MEMORY’S END CLASS — DAY

DEANNA ARRAKIS deftly glides between her students, who are all sitting on pillows on the floor.

ANGLE ON — DEANNA

DEANNA
The majority of you will not move on to advanced studies in your next level—and that’s okay, because only a few of you will recognize your abilities and know how to use them.

QUICK CUT:

INT. THE WITCH HOUSE CLASS ROOM — DAY

HELENA LOVECRAFT looks over her room full of students.

CAMERA POV — ABOVE AND BEHIND HELENA LOOKING AT CLASS

HELENA
If I’m going to make you into sorceresses—

DISSOLVE TO:

Annie and Kerry stand off to one side of the room, staring at Helena.

ANGLE ON — ANNIE AND KERRY

HELENA
I’m going to employ the best minion here to help you.

The music turns to a darker orchestral tone as:

QUICK CUT:

INT. THE GREAT HALL ROTUNDA — NIGHT

LISA GLISSANDI stands with a few people around her.

ANGLE ON — LISA

LISA
You’re a freak, Malibey!

QUICK CUT:

INT. THE HOSPITAL ICU.

Kerry laying in bed and staring at the ceiling. His shirt is off and the glowing monitor runes are visible in the center of his chest.

PULL BACK — ICU BAY

Annie is laying a bed next to his, her monitor peeking out from under her black cami. Coraline is between them focused on equipment.

LISA (V. O.)
You’re nothing but a stupid freak!

DISSOLVE TO:

Kerry sitting on the edge of his bed.

ANGLE ON — KERRY

KERRY
When is this going to be over?

QUICK CUT:

Coraline and Annie are standing next to each other.

ANGLE ON — CORALINE AND ANNIE

CORALINE
It’s only been six months since the dream—it could take another six months for things to happen.

ANGLE ON — KERRY

KERRY
I can’t wait that long; I want to get back to something like a normal life.

ANGLE ON — CORALINE

CORALINE
I’m afraid you don’t have a say in the matter, Red.

QUICK CUT:

INT. HEADMISTRESS’ OFFICE — DAY

Coraline sits in front of the desk of Headmistress MATHILDE LAVENTURE. Erywin and Deanna are also in the office, sitting together off to one side.

ANGLE ON — MATHILDE

CORALINE (O.S.)
We’re going have to deal with this situation likely sooner than later.

ANGLE ON — CORALINE

CORALINE
Everything that’s happening with Kerry—

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. THE GREAT HALL ROTUNDA — DAY

Kerry walking away from several boys.

ANGLE ON — KERRY

KERRY
Will you idiots just leave me alone?

QUICK CUT:

INT. HEADMISTRESS’ OFFICE — DAY

ANGLE ON — CORALINE

CORALINE
It’s affecting Annie’s mood as well.

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. THE WITCH HOUSE

Annie in a semi-dark room training with Helena. The instructor does not look pleased.

ANGLE ON — HELENA

HELENA
The door’s over there! Any time you want you can walk right the hell out!

ANGLE ON — ANNIE

Annie looks down and away, upset.

HELENA (O.S.)
I won’t stop you!

QUICK CUT:

INT. HEADMISTRESS’ OFFICE — DAY

ANGLE ON — ERYWIN

ERYWIN
Some of it is our doing—

QUICK CUT:

INT. MEMORY’S END CLASS ROOM — DAY

Deanna claps her hands, causing both Annie and Kerry to look her way.

ANGLE ON — DEANNA

DEANNA
You both need to concentrate—I know you can do this—

ANGLE ON — ANNIE AND KERRY

Both children look frustrated and a bit frazzled.

QUICK CUT:

INT. GWYDION MANOR CLASS ROOM — DAY

Dressed in black martial arts uniforms, Annie and Kerry take on an unknown number of assailants who appear to be putrefied homunculi slightly large than them, though they move quickly.

ANGLE ON — ANNIE

She wraps a shadow whip around the neck of one homunculi and jerks it off-balance, while she uses her empty live hand to block the swipe of another homunculi before delivering a devastating blow to its chest, driving it backwards.

ANGLE ON — KERRY

Kerry performs a side kick to one homunculus’ calf before sweeping the back of the knee, knocking it down before arm locking another homunculus before punching it hard in the throat.

QUICK CUT:

INT. HEADMISTRESS’ OFFICE — DAY

ANGLE ON — DEANNA

DEANNA
And some of it comes from what’s already happening—

QUICK CUT:

INT. KERRY’S DORM — DAY

Kerry is in his pajamas, on his feet and yelling at his computer.

ANGLE ON — KERRY

KERRY
Why don’t you tell me the truth?

QUICK CUT:

INT. HEADMISTRESS’ OFFICE — DAY

ANGLE ON — MATHILDE

MATHILDE
What are you telling me?

ANGLE ON — CORALINE

CORALINE
They’re both tired and stressed out, as well as being under a tremendous amount of pressure—

QUICK CUT:

INT. C LEVEL TRANSFORMATION CLASS

FRANKY SMITH is giving a disgusted look.

ANGLE ON — FRANKY

FRANKY
You’re both a couple of show offs; freakin’ teacher’s pets.

POV ACROSS ANNIE AND KERRY LOOKING SLIGHTLY MAD

Lisa smirks as she speaks.

ANGLE ON — LISA

LISA
You have no lives: you’re worthless

QUICK CUT:

INT. PRIVATE LAB AT CERNUNNOS TOWER

POV ACROSS TABLE AT ANNIE AND KERRY

They stand looking at each other speaking with raised voices.

KERRY
I’m sick of this crap!

ANGLE ON — ANNIE

ANNIE
Do you think I enjoy this as well?

QUICK CUT:

INT. HEADMISTRESS’ OFFICE — DAY

ANGLE ON — CORALINE

CORALINE
They’re both on edge, and what worries me is that some—thing—is gonna come along and push them right over.

QUICK CUT:

INT. HEADMISTRESS’ OFFICE — NIGHT

Helena walks into the office to find Mathilde as well as another woman: CAROL COLLINS, a young Chinese woman dressed in a fashionable business suit.

ANGLE ON — CAROL

MATHILDE (O.S.)
I believe you already know each other—

Helena shakes Carol’s hand.

ANGLE ON — HELENA

HELENA
Yeah: back some time ago.

Both the headmistress and Helena are sitting while Carol remains standing. She hands a tablet to Mathilde

ANGLE ON — CAROL

CAROL
This is an official notification that Annie Kirilova are Kerry Malibey are being summoned to the San Francisco office so they may participate in a Guardian Behavior and Training Session.

She turns to Helena.

CAROL
Remind them as this is a BTS they cannot invoke a Right of Refusal.

SMASH CUT:

INT. EAST TRANSEPT HALL — NIGHT

Helena and Carol face each other and speak in hushed tones.

ANGLE ON — HELENA

HELENA
They’re dealing with a lot of issues right now: it’s not a good time.

ANGLE ON — CAROL

CAROL
When is there ever a good time for a BTS?

ANGLE ON — HELENA

HELENA
I implore you to reconsider this decision—

SMASH CUT:

INT. HEADMISTRESS’ OFFICE — DAY

ANGLE ON — CORALINE

CORALINE
That could trigger them—

SMASH CUT:

INT. EAST TRANSEPT HALL — NIGHT

ANGLE ON — HELENA

CAROL (O.S.)
What makes you think you have any say in this matter?

ANGLE ON — CAROL

CAROL
The decision is out of your hands.

SMASH CUT:

INT. HEADMISTRESS’ OFFICE — DAY

ANGLE ON — CORALINE

CORALINE
And if that happens, I wouldn’t want to be around them.

SMASH CUT:

INT. SPELL CENTER LIBRARY — DAY

ANGLE ON — EMMA

She turns around and finds Annie standing in the doorway. The little sorceress does not look happy.

ANGLE ON — ANNIE

ANNIE
Emma . . . let’s talk.

Without making a move the double doors of the library slam closed behind her.

SMASH CUT:

BLACK SCREEN

The opening synthesizer riff of M83’s Midnight City begins playing.

SLOW FADE TO:

EXT. FORREST CLEARING — DAY

PULL BACK AND OVERHEAD — ANNIE AND KERRY

Both are dressed in black jumpsuits that appear to be make of supple leather and are wearing military-style hiking boots. As the POV reached the zenith both being walking forward down a path and enter a thick forest.

QUICK CUT:

EXT. ARCTIC TUNDRA — DAY

PAN CAMERA SLOW ZOOM — POV KERRY

Dressed in white arctic gear Kerry stares off to the west at the dim glow of the setting sun. As he turns to his right he sees the first flickers of the aurora borealis in the darkening sky as the camera shows Emma a few meters away and their campsite behind her.

QUICK CUT:

EXT. FORREST CLEARING — DAY

Annie lays on her back on the ground screaming as Kerry slides up to her, a panicked look upon his face.

SMASH CUT:

BLACK SCREEN — TITLE CARD

At This Level

SMASH CUT:

INT. GWYDION MANOR — DAY

Kerry, in school uniform minus his jacket, is hit with a magical shot and blasted backwards.

QUICK CUT:

INT. BUILDING — DAY

Appearing dressed for winter Emma runs down a hall as a wall behind her explodes outward in her direction.

QUICK CUT:

INT. SKY — NIGHT

With Kerry on his broom, Annie floats over and kisses him.

SMASH CUT:

BLACK SCREEN — TITLE CARD

Classes

SMASH CUT:

INT. HOSPITAL ICU — NIGHT

Inside a closed-off bay Annie begins to pulled air together to make a flat surface.

QUICK CUT:

INT. MEMORY’S END CLASSROOM — DAY

Deanna steps through a large glowing opening in the middle of the room. Backlit by bright, glowing, sifting light, she moves inside about three meters, stops, and motions for Annie and Kerry to join her. They glance at each other, then move towards the opening.

QUICK CUT:

EXT. FORREST — DAY

Appearing the little worst for wear, Kerry runs at high speed with Annie flying behind him as they’re chased through the woods by a robotic cheetah.

QUICK CUT:

EXT. AUDITORIUM STAGE — NIGHT

From Annie’s point of view she looks up at Kerry, who looks down at her and gives a small shrug.

SMASH CUT:

BLACK SCREEN — TITLE CARD

Are

SMASH CUT:

INT. HOUSE DINING ROOM — DAY

Annie sits with four other girls slightly older than her as Helena serves them food.
QUICK CUT:

INT. SCHOOL LIBRARY — DAY

Kerry sits back in the dimly-lit room and slowly closes a laptop.
QUICK CUT:

INT. STONE PASSAGEWAY

With a flurry of blows Annie puts a woman down and out of action. She turns to face the camera as a ball of energy appears before her. She stretches it out into a long bar, then snaps it in half as she trots towards the camera with an energy baston in each hand and a look of pissed off determination on her face.
QUICK CUT:

INT. BUILDING ROOM — DAY

Kerry throws outs a huge stream of cold fire, engulfing one end of the room.
QUICK CUT:

EXT. FOREST — DAY

A bruised and bloody Kerry readies himself when Annie drops down from behind and wraps her arms around his shoulders.

SMASH CUT:

BLACK SCREEN — TITLE CARD

Hell

SMASH CUT:

EXT. FOREST CLEARING— DAY

As the saxophone solo from the song begins Annie looks to her and sees a person wearing black body armor and a helmet jaunt into position about four meters away. Kerry looks to his right and sees the same thing.

CAMERA POV — ANNIE AND KERRY PULL BACK

Annie and Kerry, already a bit beaten and bloody in the now slightly damaged black jumpsuits they they wore into these woods, position themselves back-to-back as the air around shimmer as they craft their magical shielding. The camera pulls further back: Kerry has an energy sword in one hand and the other open with a ball of lightning forming; Annie has both hands free open with a ball of cold fire in one hand and a black ball in the other. As we pull back even further we see maybe a dozen people in the same black body armor and helmets approaching them cautiously, some crafting spells, some drawing large weapons from Hammerspace.

SMASH CUT:

BLACK SCREEN — RUN TITLE

The Foundation Chronicles: C For Continued

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. HOSPITAL — DAY

Kerry lays in a bad with Annie at his side. He’s in his racing uniform, and he’s smiling.

KERRY
At least nothing else is going to happen to me today.

SMASH CUT:

BLACK SCREEN

We hear a door slam.

SLOW FADE TO:

INT. BATHROOM

We see a pair of bare feet walking from a stall. As the person continues walking the camera slowly pans up their legs. They are wearing black pajama trousers and a tee shirt. The camera pans around to the back of the person slowly as the first locks of curly red hair come into view. The camera looks over the shoulder of the girl and we see her reflection in a spotless mirror in a well-lit bathroom. The girl has fair skin, freckles, lots of curly red hair, and striking green eyes. She stops about a meter from a mirror and slowly leans forward as if getting a better look. She finally lets out a held breath as the right corner of her mouth turns just a bit upwards.

KERRY (WHISPERS)
Wow.

SMASH CUT:

BLACK SCREEN — RUN TITLE

Classes Resume This September

FADE OUT:

 

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37 thoughts on “Presenting the C to See

  1. Almost at the end……… it looks like Kerry is admiring her girly self.

    Wow ! There’s going to be a real battle.

    Why does Emma want to have a talk with Annie and it looks like Annie is unhappy ? Is that before or after ?

    There’s full of action.

    And Deanna tells them a part of the vision is already happening. I wonder what that is.

  2. Oh, wait, I reread it…… it’s Annie who wants to talk with Emma and she looks unhappy. Is she warning Emma not to do something stupid during the Polar Express ? And why is Annie unhappy ? Is there a reason for that ? Just musing………

      • Yep. It does look like there’s gonna be a lot of action. And it does look like Annie is already into some kind of stress, so this doesn’t bode well for Emma. ” Don’t make me angry, Emma. You won’t like it when I’m angry.”

        And Lisa and Franky ! They’re still at it ? These two seriously need to have their sorry asses whooped,

      • Annie’s unhappy because there was skinship. And Kerry fessed up. So Annie wanted to talk to Emma to clear the air, whatever it is that needs clearing up. maybe Emma thinks there’s hope still.

          • Annie is cool , calm, and collected, except if it has something to do with Kerry……. then , she may even lose it, or if she has reached that limit ( like with LIsa ), I am as sure as the sun is up there this has something to do with Polar Express and that something has happened that now pisses Annie off. Annie has tolerated the kissy thing, Emma hitting on Kerry , etc. ….. this must be serious.

            Well, I’ll know in 8 months. I ‘m fan fictioning, ha ha.

          • Remember what she told Emma in the hospital, though: if she wrecks Kerry again they were going to . . . talk. Maybe Emma lost her mind on the course again.

  3. To Mrs. Malibey….. Be afraid , be very, very afraid. You’re day of bullying is over.

    Oh, but it seems everything worked out fine for Kerry….I mean, he’s still going to school.

    I wonder if Kerry’s parents will know of Kerry’s inheritance. Ha !

      • With Kerry’s money, he can be independent, and live alone. Or he can hang out in Bulgaria , instead. Or best of all, they can just marry. They can live off the interest from the inheritance.

        As long as Kerry’s allowed to go to school, and not make him quit, then they can whine all they want. I think Kerry’s parents should be invited to a PTA or something, or attend a social event so they can see Kerry rocking it on the stage . And maybe Annie’s parents can attend too, and meet the other side. Just fanfictioning….. I can do this, right.

  4. So excited for you and getting book #3 going! I’m late to the game and need help finding your 2 other books. Point me in the right direction please!

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