Chase: Found And Lost — Part 4

Here’s the latest installment of the fantasy pulp noir comic book script. If you want to start at the beginning the first part can be found here.

PAGE 10 (Five Panels)

1 – ANGLE ON CHASE
as he walks back around to the other side of his desk. He is surveying the damage within his office. His foot bumps a turned over desk drawer on the floor.

CAPTION:
Lana had no doubt that I would come for her when I was ready to re-open the office.

CAPTION:
Unfortunately, I did.

2 – ANGLE ON CHASE’S HAND
as he reaches down to pick up a drawer from the desk that is now lying on the floor upside down to reveal some of it’s contents that has spilled out – including a corked clay flask.

CAPTION:
I had been in tight situations before, but this… This was a noose around my neck that showed no signs of giving any slack.

3 – ANGLE ON CHASE
as he sits behind his desk. He is pouring the contents of the clay flask into a small clay cup that sits amid the scattered mess on the desk. The coin pouch has been tossed onto the desk. He has also lit a candle or two on the desk.

CAPTION:
I had run out of options here in the free city of Stoneport – the so-called city of opportunities.

4 – ANGLE ON CHASE
as he lifts the small clay cup to his lips. The flask is now sitting on the desk next to the coin pouch.

CAPTION:
Perhaps it was time the hang my shingle somewhere else – another city, another town.

SOUND FX:
Knock Knock

5 – ANGLE ON CHASE
as he scowls – his drink interrupted – and glares in the direction of the closed door.

CHASE:
Sorry, we’re closed.

PAGE 11 (Four Panels)

1 – ANGLE ON GOON ONE AND GOON TWO
as they enter Chase’s office. Their cloak hoods are down and no longer hiding their features. Goon One – a human – is the smaller of the two. While not particularly short, he is rather thin. He is also not a very attractive man – his nose has been broken a number of times. The stockier goon – Goon Two – appears to have orcish blood mixed with his heritage – an ugly fellow to say the least. He looks anxious to get to work.

GOON ONE:
You’ll make an exception for us.

CAPTION:
I knew they’d come back sooner or later. It just turned out to be much more sooner than I thought.

2 – ANGLE ON GOON ONE AND GOON TWO
as they slowly cross the room toward Chase and his desk. They make no effort to conceal the blades hanging from their belts.

GOON ONE:
I’m sure you know why we’re here.

3 – ANGLE ON CHASE
as he pours himself another drink and motions to the coin pouch on the desk with a nonchalant wave of his hand.

CHASE:
Yeah. Everything I’ve got is there on the desk. Take it.

4 – ANGLE ON GOON ONE AND GOON TWO
as they look down at the seated Chase.

GOON ONE:
Our employer, Willem Weathers, has been rather patient with you Chase. He’s not making any demands that he’s not entitled to.

PAGE 12 (Five Panels)

1 – ANGLE ON CHASE
seated behind his desk with his elbows on the desktop and fingers intertwined. The cup is now sitting next to the flask on the desk.

CHASE:
Look, it’s been a lean season. I’m sure I’ll be able to square up with your boss in a couple of days.

2 – ANGLE ON CHASE, GOON ONE AND GOON TWO
as Goon Two is reaching over the desk and yanking Chase up and over. (Chase is not having a good day.) Goon One has stepped aside but is still reaching over to grab Chase. The flask and cup spill in the process.

GOON ONE:

You don’t have any days left Chase.

3 – ANGLE ON CHASE, GOON ONE AND GOON TWO

as the two Goons are laying the beat down on the prone Chase with flailing punches and swift kicks.

CAPTION:
I wasn’t worried about them killing me. If they killed me they’d never be able to collect. And, I owed too much to Weathers for them not to collect.

4 – ANGLE ON GOON ONE AND GOON TWO – CHASE’S P.O.V.
as the Goons hover over Chase with their fists plummeting down upon him.

CAPTION:
They just wanted to reiterate the importance of me paying what I owed.

5 – TIGHT ANGLE ON CHASE
as the two Goon’s fists connect with his now bloody and beaten face.

CAPTION:
Weathers’ goons were very thorough about stuff like that.

Chase: Found and Lost © 2007 Dan Taylor

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