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147 based on Shakespeare's Sonnet

December 7, 2018

FADE IN.

 

EXT. BEACH - DAWN

 

A thunderous clap of waves smashes against rocks just

offshore as the tide unleashes its vengeance on the shore.

 

Silhouetted against the fire of the rising sun stands IVY, a woman in her early 30's wearing a white and red kimono. She stands tall, breathes with purpose.

 

Ivy holds a sheathed katana in her trembling hands, she

takes a breath. Her hands steady.

 

In one swift move, she partly draws the sword, revealing the reflection of her eyes teary eyes in the blade.

IVY

(Voice Over)

My love is as a fever...

 

INT. HALLWAY- DAY

 

A high pitch ring cuts through the silence as Ivy draws her blade.

 

She looks up, the steel lighting her face, with a

mischievous smile.

 

Across from her stands JUDE, a mid 30's man with slicked

back hear and beautiful silk embroidered kimono, wears the same mischievous smile.

IVY

(Voiceover)

Longing still for that which longer

nurseth the disease.

 

Jude draws his sword as Ivy kicks in the door.

 

INT. BEDROOM- NIGHT

 

The doors swing open as the pair rushes into the large

bedroom kissing, disrobing each other in a fury, moving

towards the bed.

 

Fresh Cuts, bruises, blood and hastily bandaged bounds are revealed piece by piece.

 

IVY

(Voice Over)

Feeding on that which doth preserve

the ill.

 

Jude winces as Ivy wraps herself around him too tightly. He looks down at a bleeding bandage on his side, wounded

through and through.

 

IVY

(Voice Over)

The uncertain sickly appetite to

please.

Ivy weaves past him heading towards the door. Before she can get far, Jude grabs her and pulls Ivy towards him.

 

They fall together-

 

INT. OPIUM DEN- DAY

 

Ivy and Jude hit the floor as a dissonance of gunfire

drowning out the impact.

 

As they hit the floor, Jude loses hold of his sword and a

gold band around his left ring finger.

 

IVY

(Voice Over)

My reason, the physician to my

love, Angry that his prescriptions

are not kept, Hath left me.

 

Ivy reaches over Jude, reaching past his ring, grabbing the katana.

 

They stare into each other's eyes oblivious to the violence around them.

 

Suddenly the gunfire stops.

 

Ivy and Jude spring into action. Crossing paths Jude heads left and Ivy right.

 

Chaos reigns supreme- Drug sorters run away in a panic. Five GUNMEN frantically try to reload.

 

Across the room, TAKASHI, a man in his 40's well dressed with a short but lean build, sits at a table with two BOSSES looks at all this violence with an intense, studying focus.

 

He witnesses Ivy cut down her foes on one side as Jude slices a Gunman down with one hand and with his other hand shoots one another Gunman rushing Ivy's back.

 

Takashi stands straight up, his chair legs grinding on the floor-

 

EXT. DECK- DAY

 

Sitting outside to what looks brunch Jude holds the hand of another woman- HANA.

 

At the head of the table stands Hana's MOTHER. The couple bows to her.

IVY

(Voice Over)

and I desperate now approve.

Desire is death,

 

Ivy, standing aside with two other BODYGUARDS, watches in melancholy as the happy pair kiss.

 

She clinches her hand around the hilt of her katana. Ivy looks-

EXT. BEACH- DAWN

 

-Straight up.

IVY

(Voice over)

Past cure I am.

 

She draws the katana, throwing the saba to the sand.

 

Ivy drops to her knees. She lets out a harrowing sob.

 

INT. HALLWAY- DAY

 

Hidden behind a screen, Jude puts his hand over Ivy'S mouth as she fails to hold laughter.

 

Just down the hallway Hana and her Mother walk by, unknowing.

 

Ivy pulls his hand away and kisses him.

 

IVY

(Voice Over)

Now reason is past care.

 

She pulls him closer as they embrace.

 

IVY

(Voice Over)

And frantic-mad with evermore

unrest.

 

Ivy shoves Jude away and pushes past-

 

INT. OPIUM DEN- DAY

 

-The last Gunman as she slices through his stomach.

Takashi stands before the pair with his sword drawn. He rushes towards Jude, but Ivy intervenes.

 

Her sword meets Takashi's, the blades grind against each

other.  Ivy smirks, Takashi smiles and with minimal effort shoves her back.

 

IVY

(Voice Over)

My thoughts and my discourse as

madmen’s are, At random from the

truth vainly expressed.

 

The fight between the three rages on, Takashi easily taking on both at once.

 

As he swings a blow onto Ivy Jude steps in front, taking the full hit's impact.

 

IVY

(Voice Over)

For I have sworn thee fair.

 

Surprised Takashi lets down his guard. In one swing Ivy

removes his head.

 

Jude falls to the ground.

 

INT. BEDROOM- NIGHT

 

Ivy steps forward and looks down at Jude sleeping. She

touches his face.

 

IVY

(Voice Over)

and thought thee bright,

 

She looks over at Hana sleeping next to him in the bed.

Ivy closes her eyes.

 

EXT. BEACH - DAY

 

Ivy, eyes shut, turns her back to Jude as he takes a knee in front of Hana.

 

He opens a small jewelry box.

 

IVY

(Voice Over)

Who art as black as hell...

 

EXT. BEACH - DAWN

 

Ivy snaps open her eyes. She places the blade of the katana at her throat.

 

IVY

...As dark as night.

 

She hesitates for a moment then slices across her own neck.

 

BLACK.

 

 

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