Friday, December 17, 2010

Extra Short Story: Poor Steve

Here's a random mini-Buffyverse story I put together. Thoughts welcome.
Steve never felt so alive. Power, is what he thought, power is what he was feeling. He had never felt this way before. He was stronger than ever and ready to take on the world. How did he get here, Steve wondered as he began to open his eyes. That's when he realized - he was trapped, trapped in a box. He had no idea what happened, he was frightened, he tried to remember how he got there as he began to bash his wooden cell.

He remembered a girl. A cute girl he met at a bar. She was leggy and blonde, and she seemed to throw herself at him. He couldn't remember her name - it was something musical, though. They flirted at the bar and she whispered into Steve's ear, "Let's go someplace more quiet." Her idea of more quiet was the alleyway behind the bar. She began kissing his neck, which led to her nibbling on his neck. It tickled at first - before she handed Steve a flask and said, "Drink, now." Steve drank a sip from the flask - a warm liquid that tasted like iron. That's when the biting got deeper and Steve went black.

He continued to bang on the wooden box and finally busted through the top. As dirt rained into the box, Steve pulled himself out. He shook himself off and looked around - he was in a graveyard, incredibly disoriented, and wearing an awful powder blue suit. That said, he still felt strong, powerful, but never more confused. He looked around, that's when he saw the gravestone behind him. There was his name, there was the date - the day of his bar visit.

Steve remained confused as he thought he saw someone coming towards him. He yelled out, "Hello there," and waved towards them. That's when he got a sudden hunger, an intense hunger that he had never felt before. It was more than a craving, it was a need. Steve needed blood - and he needed it now.

Steve looked up and thought that whoever this was would be the first meal of his new life as whatever he was. That's the last thing Steve remembered as he turned to dust.


As Buffy walked away from the pile of Steve dust she thought to herself, "What a pity, they had to bury him in that terrible suit."

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Emerald Reich: Part III

I posted the first two parts of the story 2 years ago, here's the next section.
Part 7: The Rose and the Seed
(Amy is sitting in a futon holding her head tightly; the room is cave-like and unadorned otherwise)
Amy: Ahh, oooh no.
(Pan around to a door, viewer can see the door open and Tails enters)
Tails: (Runs over to Amy and puts his arm around her) Are you all right?
Amy: (Shakes her head) No, my head it feels like there’s pressure all around.
Tails: (Show his head, arms still around her, mostly show the top of her head. He’s thinking this) Wow, the transport back to this world has been rough on Amy’s body. The poor girl. (Show the two of them entirely) It’s going to be ok. Doctor Bean will be coming soon.
(Skip to the main door of the Castle of Acorn, it opens and Bean the Dynamite enters. He’s dressed as a doctor, with the cliché Doctor’s costume. He walks forward, being greeted by King Acorn himself)
Acorn: Welcome back, Doctor.
Bean: Thank you, your highness. It’s good to be back. (the two walk into the throne room and you see Shadow and Sonic standing there talking)
Acorn: Dr. Bean, you know Sonic, and this one is Shadow the Hedgehog his friend.
Bean: Pleasure to meet you (he nods)
Shadow: Charmed, I’m sure.
Acorn: (Show Acorn pointing towards a side room) Our friend Amy has still been feeling a bit of pain in her forehead, the stabbing headaches have not gone away and in fact have intensified since the last time you visited.
Bean: (See Bean nod) All right, take me too her, there must not be something deeper here.
(Acorn and Bean walk off)
(Shadow takes Sonic aside)
Shadow: What do you know of this Doctor?
Sonic: He’s a good warrior and from the way I see it a good Doctor. Haven’t heard a complaint yet.
Shadow: (Show Shadow with concern as he speaks) Does that not strike you as odd?
Sonic: (Looks puzzled) What do you mean?
Shadow: (Shakes his head) Me and my people will look into this Dr. Bean, he seems a bit…never mind. (Acorn and Bean return to the main area)
Sonic: How’s she doing?
Bean: She’ll be all right, I’ve given her a sedative shot which I believe will do the trick. She’s sleeping now.
(See Tails walk out of the room after them, Zoom in on him. Tails is smiling and whispers)
Tails: Sleep well, sleeping beauty.
(Show group talking with Tails walking over)
Shadow: Acorn tells me that the former army commander has gone missing. Doctor, have you seen him?
Bean: No, I have not seen Kodos in months.
Shadow: Have you seen any of the Eggman’s creations, minions, lately?
Bean: No, why do you ask?
Acorn: (Looks angered) Where did this inquiry come from?
Shadow: (He slinks back slightly) No reason, just curious, (He looks at Acorn) it is my job to be curious. (He vanishes in a brilliant light).
Bean: What a strange hedgehog…(He has a slightly angered look on his face)
Acorn: (Acorn says with a smile) Yes, but he is excellent at what he does (Acorn begins to lead Bean away saying) Let me show you the new study I have just set up for myself it’s…
Sonic: (In the foreground as they walk away)
Sonic: (Show Sonic looking upwardly shaking his head, thinking) What are you thinking, Shadow?

Part 8: Enter the Chaotix
(See Mighty the Armadillo standing in front of a white board. On it is written “Knuckles.”)
Mighty: (Hands behind his back as he speaks) Members of the Chaotix. (Pan out to show the group as seen from behind Mighty. Group includes Vector the Crocodile, Charmy the Bee, Espio the Chameleon, Rouge the Bat and Big the Cat) According to our sources, there is a threat on the life of our friend Knuckles.
Espio: (Standing) Well, we need to do something about this.
(Group tends to nod in agreement)
Mighty: (Smiling) I’d hope you’d say that. (Cut to an empty version of the Echidna Congress room from Part 2. We see Knuckles’ head chair with the Tapestry behind it. Mighty is speaking over the images) Here is the tapestry which symbolizes the might and justice of Angel Island. (Move to above it and to the right) Here is a corridor which runs above it. (Back to the room with the Chaotix, start on Vectors face and pan across the group as Mighty speaks) This used to be used years ago for the press to visit meetings and take notes. A bill passed some four years ago, closing these corridors to the public, but they still can pose a threat to our friend. (Zoom in on Mighty’s face) This will be going on tomorrow at the meeting, we move then.
(Cut to see Knuckles walking down the hallway and the main room for the Congressional meetings can be seen in the distance. Over this Mighty says, “And I doubt Knuckles even suspects a thing.”)

Part 9: Parliamentary Procedure
(Show Knuckles walk in and then sit down in his seat at the forefront of the Echidna Congress, Leba is sitting at the seat directly to his right)
Knuckles: (He pounds on his gavel) This meeting of the Echidna House of Guardians has been called to order. (Zoom in on his face, it is slightly angled as he speaks to the group) Today we are here to discuss the current state of our nation.
Cain: (Cain stands up) If you don’t mind, I’d like to say a few words. (Show Knuckles nod) I feel that we should…
(Cut to Vector and Charmy moving through a dark corridor, each have headsets on and appear to be moving fast)
Vector: V and C to base, we’re on the trail, hopefully we’ll get to him before he gets to his target.
Voice: (Coming from the headset) Affirmative V, protect Knuckles my friend.
(Cut to an Echidna dressed entirely in black, he’s pointing a rifle downward. See him look through the sight on the rifle and seen as through the point of view of the weapon Cain talking, then move over to Knuckles sitting down. Zoom back out to the room, seeing Knuckles nodding his head and Leba turn his upward. Show the Echidna in black and see Leba stand. Cut back to Vector and Charmy who appear to be getting very close to the black suited Echidna, then cut back to the zoom out of the room and see the Echidna fire. Leba screams, “NO!” and stands in front of Knuckles, being shot through the heart).
Leba: (Falls and screams)
Knuckles: (Stands up and looks up) Send someone up there. (Frantically) Find out who did this!
(Cut to Vector and Charmy, they reach to where the assassin was, and all they find is the rifle. Vector grabs the rifle and looks around, pointing it in the direction of where he’s looking as he goes)
Vector: (To Charmy) Shit, we missed him.
(See Echidna soldiers running up flights of stairs)
(Cut to Leba in the arms of Cain)
Cain: (Crying as he speaks) If it were not for my jealousy.
Leba: (Puts his hand on Cain’s face) I forgive you brother for not noticing him…(Leba falls dead in Cain’s arms)
Cain: (Shakes his head and holds his brother close) No. NO!
(Cut back to the Echidna soldiers, they have pikes pointed down the hallway)
Echidna_Soldier: (Calling down towards Vector and Charmy) Drop your weapons, we have you surrounded. (Vector drops the rifle throwing up his arms as he looks towards the Echidnas, who surround both Charmy and him. Charmy also puts up his arms and looks up at Vector)
Charmy: (Looks back at the Echidna Soldiers) You have the wrong people, Mack. The real killer is getting away.
(Echidna Soldiers cuff the two of them)
Soldier: Tell that to the judge. (It ends with Vector and Charmy being walked off in cuffs by 5 Echidna Soldiers)
(Cut to Mighty and Espio. Both are nearby a computer in chairs, Espio has a headset on and is holding his hand to his forehead spine. Mighty throws a headset to the ground).