Throwback Thursday: Sunshine’s Night of Darkness, Scene 15
THINGS ARE GETTING CRAZY THIS WEEK!!!
SUNSHINE’S NIGHT OF DARKNESS
Synopsis: It’s Sunshine’s first day of work in security at the P.U.R.E Corporation and all she wants to do is make it through orientation, but first she’s got to fill out a name tag requisition form, fit her uniform, meet a cute computer geek … oh, and save her fellow employees from genetically-mutated, blood-lusting vampires.
Notes: All work is registered with the WGC & the WGA.
N.B. – O.S stands for off screen
– Scene Fifteen –
INT. LAB 17, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, P.U.R.E CORPORATION – LATER
Leila’s heart monitor flat lines.
Dixon freaks. He shuts down the program and the blood drains back into Leila. He tries shocking, through the monitor pads already attached, Leila’s heart, but it doesn’t respond.
He pulls a needle and a stimulant out of the cupboard and injects Leila. Nothing happens. Dixon throws the needle on the counter in despair.
He paces and then crosses to a computer panel by the door. He taps the touch screen to call up the security menu, starts to speak but then stops himself. He then inserts his key and opens a private channel.
Dixon, Head of Research to Head of Security. Priority, Lab 17.
Leila moans and Dixon’s head snaps to her. The heart monitor is still flat-lined. He steps to Leila.
Leila reaches up and begins to disconnect herself from the machines. Dixon, who is overwhelmingly confused, cannot speak.
Leila unsteadily stands, pulls her hair away from her face and stumbles to the mirrored glass that divides the lab from an observation room. In the mirror: She is transformed, her skin rejuvenated, her hair full and shiny, and her eyes blindingly blue.
Oh! It’s me, only better.
She laughs; young, free and delighted.
(a little ominous)
Wait, just wait until everyone sees me.
(through computer panel)
Taro, Head of Security. Please indicate nature of the priority, Lab 17?
Leila grimaces, pained. She cups her face, as her skin begins to pull back from her eyes, her mouth, and her nose like a sponge rapidly drying out.
Dixon moans and Leila turns to him in utter disbelief.
My face! My skin! What have you done!!
Dixon scrambles towards the computer and, in his panic, manages to jab himself with the discarded needle. He yells and yanks the needle out. Blood swells from the deep puncture in his hand.
Leila moans at the sight of his blood and, instantly, she is by him; she lifts his hand to her mouth and sucks on his wound. He howls in horror and tries to pry her off his hand, but she clamps down harder and blood begins to spurt.
He swoons in a mixture of pleasure and pain, and grasps at Leila’s bowed head. His knees buckle and she follows, still feeding, as he collapses.
SUNSHINE’S NIGHT OF DARKNESS – a screenplay by Meghan Ciana Doidge
SCENE FIFTEEN (above)