Chase: Found And Lost — Part 7

The script for the first issue of my pulp fantasy-noir, Chase: Found and Lost, concludes with Part 7. So, without further ado… The conclusion of issue one of Chase: Found and Lost

PAGE 20 (Four Panels)

1 – ANGLE ON FLODMERE
as he enters Chase’s office. He is a distinguished man in his early fifties. By his garb it would be apparent that he is of the upper-middle class, if not the lower-upper class.

FLODMERE:
I’m looking for a Mr. Crispin Chase.

2 – ANGLE ON CHASE
as he walks toward his desk, carrying his notes on Rose in his hand.

CHASE:
Who isn’t?

3 – ANGLE ON CHASE AND FLODMERE
as Flodmere steps into the office closing the door behind him. Chase settles in his chair behind his desk. Flodmere looks a bit taken aback by Chase’s comment. Chase, of course, just looks tired and beaten.

FLODMERE:
I beg your pardon?

CHASE:

It’s been a long night. If I owe you anything you can either have your goons beat it out me tonight, or come back in a few days to collect.

4 – ANGLE ON CHASE AND FLODMERE
as Flodmere crosses the office toward Chase’s desk. Chase is practically leaning back in his chair.

FLODMERE:
You don’t owe me a thing Mr. Chase

CHASE:
Then how may I help you?

PAGE 21 (Four Panels)

1 – ANGLE ON FLODMERE
as he gets right to the point in a very business-like manner

FLODMERE:
I need you to find my daughter.

2 – ANGLE ON CHASE
as he continues to look relaxed seated behind his desk. His left elbow resting on the arm of the chair and his left hand is rubbing his chin.

CAPTION:

Hmmm… What a coincidence.

CHASE:
Your daughter is missing?

3 – ANGLE ON FLODMERE
who looks a pit perturbed by Chase’s response.

FLODMERE:
I assure you Mr. Chase if she were not missing I would not be here.

4 – ANGLE ON CHASE
as he straightens up in his chair and tries to look sincere.

CHASE:
Of course… I apologize.

CHASE (2):
How can I help you… Find your daughter?

PAGE 22 (Four Panels)

1 – ANGLE ON FLODMERE
as he displays an air of smugness.

FLODMERE:
Do you know who I am, Mr. Chase?

2 – ANGLE ON CHASE
who knows exactly who Flodmere is but plays it off nonchalantly.

CAPTION:
I knew exactly who he was.

CHASE:
No, I’m sorry. You seem to have me at a disadvantage.

3 – ANGLE ON FLODMERE
as he straightens in his posture and looks somewhat taken aback.

FLODMERE:
Really? You think someone in your line of work… Investigation, is it not? You would have a better idea of Stoneport’s more influential citizens.

4 – ANGLE ON CHASE
as he looks Flodmere directly in the eye.

CHASE:
Well, in my line of work, investigation, you’re probably better off with me not knowing too much about you.

PAGE 23 (Four Panels)

1 – ANGLE ON FLODMERE
as his attention turns to window – only to break from Chase’s glare.

FLODMERE:
I see your point, Mr. Chase.

2 – ANGLE ON CHASE AND FLODMERE
as Chase shows the slightest of smirks Flodmere looks a bit uncomfortable.

CAPTION:
That response usually ended the “don’t you know who I am” conversation rather quickly with the “influential”.

3 – ANGLE ON FLODMERE
as he returns his attention to Chase.

FLODMERE:
Now, if we could return to the point at hand…

4 – ANGLE ON CHASE
as he now leans forward with his elbows on his desk and his fingers entertwined.

CHASE:
Yes, your daughter. Let’s start with her name.

PAGE 24 (Two Panels)

1 –ANGLE ON FLODMERE
as he stands tall and upright in front of Chase’s desk. He slightly cocks his head and stares directly at Chase.

FLODMERE:
Her name?

FLODMERE (2):
Well, her name is Rose.

2 – ANGLE ON CHASE
seated behind his desk as he stares back at Flodmere. His face reveals nothing – but his eyes…

CAPTION:
Rose.

CAPTION:
Of course… Her name had to be Rose. With the way my luck was going, would it have been any other name?

NON-CHASE CAPTION:
To be continued.

Chase: Found and Lost © 2007 Dan Taylor

The Chase: Found and Lost Issue 1 script in its entirety can be found as a pdf here, or on my Writing page. I hope that if you gave it a read you enjoyed it. I hope a bit more that you might know of an artist or publisher interested in a quirky fantasy-noir tale about a down on his luck half-elf detective.

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