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FADE IN: 1 EXT. TOWN - DAY SUPER: A FUTURE TEXAS. no modern cars and most modern buildings are destroyed, replaced with simple huts. The town of a time long ago. A few townsfolk walk wearing rags and lightly threaded clothes.
The town has abandoned or has the look around, most
Two men arrive on horseback in the Civilian Police Force outfit. As townsfolk notice them, some scurry in fear. The Civilian Police Force uniform is black, with a red belt. They also wear a red and white Beret. A golden badge in the shape of a circle with the letters C.P.F. imprinted on it is worn above the left breast. On the right is MAXWELL PERCIVAL (30’s). A big, strong and well-built warrior with a rough face and beard. On the left is LANDON LYGOON (20’s) who is tall and handsome in his uniform. He carries with him an air of arrogance and contempt. Maxwell has a large spiked mace in his belt, while Landon sports a sword in his. LANDON LYGOON God, that smell! These towns should be burned along with all the trash. (yells) Terrorist sympathizers! Maxwell flashes a dirty look at Landon, which Landon notices. LANDON LYGOON (CONT’D) I forgot, you sympathize with them. You forget where our sympathy got us, Maxwell? MAXWELL We’re just here to find him, Landon. We do that, then we go. LANDON LYGOON (in a loud theatrical voice) Yes sir, lord Maxwell Percival! They stop in front of a small home. A dirty old man mills around out front. Landon gets off the horse and approaches him.
LANDON LYGOON (CONT’D) What are you doing here, old man? OLD MAN (to Landon) Do you have any gold dust, food, silver? Can you spare anything son? LANDON LYGOON (to the old man) You can only use United States dollars and coins. Gold and silver are outlawed, don’t you know? Now get going before we bring you in. Maxwell gets off his horse and stands near Landon and surveys the town. OLD MAN (to Landon) Dollar’s don’t buy nothin’ anymore. Do you have anything else? LANDON LYGOON No! Now do you know who’s in this house here, huh old man? OLD MAN Ah, to hell with you.. The old man begins to stagger off, but before he can, Landon kicks him violently to the ground. Several people from the town watch on with hatred. Maxwell goes to the man on the ground. OLD MAN (CONT’D) (to Landon) You should be ashamed! Maxwell helps him up and proceeds to give him some small silver coins. OLD MAN (CONT’D) (to Maxwell) Oh, God bless you son. The old man walks away as fast as he can. LANDON LYGOON What the hell, Maxwell!
CONTINUED: MAXWELL (to Landon) He aint hurtin’ anybody! Now let’s find this man!
Maxwell leads Landon quickly to the front door of the hut and knocks. LANDON LYGOON (yelling) OPEN UP! Slowly the door opens and a dirty young woman appears. WOMEN Yes? Landon has the look of a wolf that’s found its prey and walks in the hut. 2 INT. THE HUT - SAME LANDON LYGOON Where is Hadeem? WOMEN (beat) I don’t know, he left. Heard the C.P.F was lookin’ for him. Left me alone.. With our son. She walks over to a poor excuse for a crib where a baby lays. MAXWELL (to the women) Well, we’re sorry we bugged LANDON LYGOON (interrupts) He was your lover. Tell me, did you know you were married to a terrorist? Hadeem the terrorist? Do you know the penalty for aiding a terrorist? The women becomes frightened as the baby begins to cry. LANDON LYGOON (CONT’D) I’m afraid we’re gonna have to bring you in. Also, you’re behind on your taxes. I doubt you can pay it, right? (CONTINUED)
WOMEN No. I told you, he left me. He wasn’t a terrorist. If I go, who’ll take care of my son? LANDON LYGOON Good point. You have no money, yet you owe. You aided a suspected terrorist who we can’t find and all you have is your son. Tsk, Tsk. You’re just... not a very valuable member of society, are you? Fear grips the woman’s face as Landon draws his sword.. MAXWELL (to Landon) Wait! - Landon quickly stabs her in the stomach. Maxwell pushes Landon down and tries in vein to help her. The woman’s terror-filled eyes burn a hole into Maxwell’s. She struggles to get some words out. THE WOMAN (slurred and very weakly) My.. baby. She coughs up blood and slouches to the ground, dead. MAXWELL (CONT’D) (to Landon) You son-of-a-bitch! LANDON LYGOON It had to be done! What good would she be!? You know she couldn’t take care of herself, let alone that child! They were already dead. Landon shakes as he wipes the blood off his sword. LANDON LYGOON (CONT’D) Now, take care of the baby. I’m not doing everything. Landon begins rummaging through the house for anything of value. Maxwell stares at the dead women, her blood pooling beneath her. Maxwell’s attention turns to the crying baby. LANDON LYGOON (CONT’D) What are you waiting for? Do it! Get it over with! (CONTINUED)
While Landon continues rummaging, Maxwell pulls out his mace which Landon doesn’t notice. Maxwell turns and with a loud yell, swings and hits Landon in the back sending him crashing to the ground. Dazed, Landon tries to reach for his sword as Maxwell quickly swings again. This time hitting Landon’s head. His blood splatter’s against the wall and across Maxwell’s face. The only sound remaining is that of the baby’s crying. 3 EXT. THE HUT - CONTINUOUS Townsfolk have gathered out front. Maxwell comes running out of the hut with the baby in his arms, the baby still crying. Maxwell pays them no attention as he jumps on his horse and awkwardly tries to ride the horse while holding the baby in one arm. 4 EXT. THE FOREST - LATER A stream flows deep within the forest. Maxwell’s horse is tied to a tree, while Maxwell, still with blood on his face, is washing the baby boy. 5 INT. A WARM HUT - NIGHT The hut is warmed by a fireplace that crackles. Maxwell stands in front of a wooden table that the baby lays naked on while a large women cleans him. Maxwell hands her some silver coins. She stuffs the coins in a pouch and puts the baby up to her breast as he takes milk. Maxwell approaches a nearby window and stares up at the stars. BIG WOMEN (to Maxwell) He’s gonna be a looker. Gotta name? Maxwell looks at the women, unsure. MAXWELL (long beat) I think.. Alexander. FADE TO BLACK. FADE IN: A golden map of America slowly burns up from the outside in.
VOICE OVER As America began to fall deeper and deeper into bankruptcy, society began to unravel. The welfare and warfare system had changed America greatly. The dollar had become useless. A nuclear terrorist attack on Washington led to the creation of the Civilian Police Force. A nuclear bomb explodes over Washington D.C. Troops march. VOICE OVER (CONT’D) The Civilian Police Force was setup to hunt down any suspected threats to the government. All forms of broadcast media and travel were seized by the Federal Government. America was no longer the land of the free. The Civilian Police Force stop people at road checkpoints, major airports are completely empty. Middle Eastern men are marched into camps. VOICE OVER (CONT’D) As time went on and the country started to become drastically poorer as the dollar continued to lose it’s value, and the Civilian Police became increasingly corrupt. The Civilian Police Force attacks civilians dressed in rags, taking peoples money and setting homes on fire. Middle eastern men are forced down while a "T" is burnt on the left side of their face. VOICE OVER (CONT’D) Large militias started to grow in force across the country. One of the largest of them was Liberty. Lead by the great warrior Alexander and his father Maxwell, Liberty had become a great threat to the local Civilian Police Force of Texas. The map completely burns up and we go to black. VOICE OVER (CONT’D) This, is their story.
EXT. LIBERTY - DAY High 30 foot walls surround Liberty. A stream winds down from the northern forested mountain to the center of the town forming a small lake. Nothing can be seen for miles outside the town. About 35 small huts are scattered about the town. A horse stable, church, armory and ranch complete the interior of the town. To the far west are the gates of Liberty. A single, 35 foot watch tower is positioned just south and above the gates. Liberty is nestled at the base of a mountain, protecting it from the outside world.
EXT. LIBERTY LAKE SHORE - DAY ALEXANDER (18) stands shirtless practicing moves with his sword. He has the sort of body which suggests he does this often. Very attractive with blond, somewhat unmanageable hair which drapes over his sweaty face. The shorts are made of a very thin cloth. Behind Alexander we hear the sound of water splashing. THE LAKE TYLER RANDELL (18) swims aggressively to shore. He has dark brown hair, tall with an athletic physique. As he reaches the shore, Alexander takes notice of him. TYLER Alexander, my fastest lap yet. Care to race? ALEXANDER (grins) Keep workin’ at it Tyler. But you’ll never be faster than me. TYLER Oh yeah? Let’s go then.. Tyler gestures to the lake as they dive in and race across. LATER Tyler and Alexander both sit on the shore. Water dripping from their faces.
CONTINUED: ALEXANDER (breathless) I let you win. TYLER (laughs) You gonna watch the speech? ALEXANDER The great William Aiden? Everyone’s been talkin’ about him. Not sure what the big deal is. TYLER (beat) Can you imagine not having to worry about the CPF? We have to armor up just to go outside of Liberty. Some say he’ll disband it. Can you imagine that? End the wars.. ALEXANDER (beat) I’ll believe it when I see it. You have one of your dreams about him? TYLER (laughs) No, not yet. You’ll be the first, well the only one to know when I do.
Footsteps approach. Maxwell, now much older stands before them. MAXWELL Alexander, get that wood? ALEXANDER Yes, hours ago. MAXWELL Tyler how’s that pretty mom of yours doing? TYLER She’s okay. Been busy. MAXWELL (beat) Yeah.. You boys ready for tomorrow? Alexander? Could get tough out there..
CONTINUED: ALEXANDER (beat) Yeah, sure. They notice Alexander’s disinterest. TYLER (to Alexander) You’re the best we have. MAXWELL (to Tyler) Yeah and just think how much better he’d be without the attitude.
Alexander gets up and begins walking back toward town as Tyler and Maxwell follow. ALEXANDER Let’s go.. I’ve gotta go watch the new "savior" speak. TYLER Oh you laugh now, but just you see. MAXWELL Savior? What the hell you on about Xander? 8 EXT. LIBERTY CHURCH - NIGHT An old white church with a modern TV where the preacher should be. The pews are packed with the people of Liberty. The door to the church is wide open with people standing at the back and out the door, struggling to hear. In the front row is Alexander. Seated to his right is AISHA NEVAEH (19), along with her family who are Arab. Her hair and much of her face are covered in black middle eastern garb. Her parents, MISHA AND ZIYAD sit next to her dressed in a similar fashion except for Ziyad, who’s head and face are fully exposed. Ziyad has a mark on the left side of his face with the letter, T. To Alexander’s left is Tyler and his mother, JENNIFER RANDELL (MID 30’S), along with Maxwell. ON THE TV WILLIAM AIDEN (40’s) is being interviewed.
INTERVIEWER After years of no election, people are finally being allowed to vote. How will you change things? WILLIAM AIDEN We have to regain our trust in freedom. It’s as though freedom has become our enemy, and tyranny our friend. I don’t think that’s the way it should ever be. At least not in America. INTERVIEWER So you say, but there are those who say our lax, open society invited the attack on our capital and damn near destroyed America. That if we don’t continue to fight them and seek them out, that we will only invite further attacks. WILLIAM AIDEN It’s imperative that we, if we wish to retain our freedom, we must stop getting involved in unnecessary conflicts and wars. If we do that, then we need not succumb to the temptation of an all powerful and eventually tyrannical government. INTERVIEWER Do you worry about these anti government militias being formed? The people of Liberty exchange looks of excitement. WILLIAM AIDEN Absolutely not. It’s the Civilian Police Force that I and most Americans fear. It’s the suspension of our rights that I fear. If it’s freedom terrorists want to destroy then why has our government suspended most of our freedoms? It’s illogical. INTERVIEWER So how will you do it? WILLIAM AIDEN We have to begin right now and disband the Civilian Police Force (MORE) (CONTINUED)
WILLIAM AIDEN (cont’d) and restore the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Without it, we’re lost. The church erupts with cheering and clapping. WILLIAM AIDEN (CONT’D) Once we regain our faith in freedom, then hope can and will eventually return. And I’m speaking of a meaningful hope that is built upon the principles of freedom that made our country great, not the tyrannical and almost socialistic principles we’ve been following that have brought us down. End the wars, restore sound money and then we can get back to prosperity. The interview ends as the town applauds. ALEXANDER (to Tyler) They’ll take him out if he continues talking like that.. TYLER Told you! He’s on to something. 9 INT. LIBERTY ARMORY - NIGHT 30+ people stand around a long, wooden table. Along the walls are numerous guns, swords, knives, maces and shields. Alexander, Tyler, Ziyad, Aisha and Misha are closest to Maxwell who stands at the table, pointing down to a worn map.. MAXWELL Looks like they’ll be trying to raid Reforge. Looks like a terrorist run... ZIYAD (chuckles) We’re everywhere... MAXWELL They won’t be expecting us. We surprise them, stop them and get back here. Hopefully this will be a good haul.. We need it.
12. 10 EXT. TOWN OF REFORGE - DAY A wooden sign at the entrance says "WELCOME TO REFORGE". Below the sign stand all the warriors of Liberty as well as the local townspeople ready for battle. In front are Maxwell, Alexander, Ziyad, Aisha and Misha. About 30 more men from liberty make up the rest. Tyler hangs back on horseback with his bow and arrow. Alexander stands with two swords stowed away on his back. Maxwell sports a cross around his neck and has his favorite spiked mace and a big shield. Ziyad, Aisha and Misha stand looking very out of place in their black Muslim garb with no weapons to be seen. Behind them are about a hundred local people with some shotguns, swords, maces and other random weapons of the day. DOWN THE ROAD The Civilian Police Force rides into view on horseback. A group of about 25 men pulling two large wagons with covered property. AT THE TOWN ENTRANCE MAXWELL (yells) Here they are! The Civilian Police Force stops before the welcoming committee. A tall, older man gets down from his horse and approaches the front of the line. CIVILIAN POLICE FORCE MAN By order of the United States Government and the Texas Civilian Police Force, we demand you move so we can enter and search! Maxwell and some of the men of Liberty laugh. MAXWELL This town will give in to no such demands. Leave now and save yourself an embarrassing defeat. The man looks incredulous. CIVILIAN POLICE FORCE MAN Is that right? What is your name? Maxwell smirks. (CONTINUED)
MAXWELL Papa Smurf. The man slowly makes his way back to his horse and gets on. He gestures to the rest of his men to continue forward into the town. Maxwell kisses his cross, closes his eyes and prays quickly. He opens his eyes and raises his mace and.. Both sides CHARGE. As the two sides coalesce men from both sides fall. Alexander charges with swords in both hands and moves with incredibly quickness and grace, slaying soldier after soldier. Sometimes two at once. Ziyad, Aisha and Misha flash about with the use of various martial art’s moves as well as throwing daggers. The Civilian Police Force is completely unprepared for them. Tyler, hanging back on horseback picks off men with his bow and arrow very quickly. The remaining men from Liberty and Reforge join in with general hand-to-hand fighting, lead by Maxwell who clubs men down one after the other. The Civilian Police Force is being routed. As the CPF’s numbers dwindle, the local townsfolk stop fighting and instead watch Alexander. Alexander, surrounded by what’s left of the Civilian Police Force slaughters them with unbelievable quickness and ease. The rest of the Civilian Police Force men start to retreat as the victors cheer. TOWNS PEOPLE (chant in unison) Alexander! Alexander! Alexander! 10 remaining Civilian Police Force fighters flee on horseback, leaving the prize of two large wagons filled with weapons and coins. Guns and swords go up in the air as the victors cheer in celebration. Alexander stands motionless, body covered in blood. Maxwell pats Alexander on the back. MAXWELL You alright? Xander? Alexander snaps out of it and nods his head.
EXT. RIVER BED - LATER Alexander shakily kneels down to the water and splashes his face. He looks down to see his hands shaking, red. He begins frantically washing the blood off his arms and hands. Alexander is startled to hear a twig snap. BRAYDEN MURRAY (18) stands watching him. Brayden is holding the reins of a black horse. Brayden has a sharply attractive face with distinctive long, dark hair. He sports a mark in the form of the letter H on the left side of his face. BRAYDEN Didn’t mean to scare you. Alexander forces a grin and continues to wash in the water. ALEXANDER Nothing can scare me, I’m a fierce warrior. Brayden smirks and walks with the horse across the river to Alexander. BRAYDEN I’m from Reforge. Wanted to thank you. The way you fought.. Incredible. Names Brayden. They shake hands as Alexander see’s the mark on his face. Brayden puts his hand over his mark, embarrassed by it. BRAYDEN (beat) Got it a few years ago. Looking to get the terrorist mark next. Alexander laughs. ALEXANDER I’ve never even seen one for H before.. Maxwell appears. MAXWELL (interrupts) Alexander. ALEXANDER (to Brayden) (MORE) (CONTINUED)
ALEXANDER (cont’d) Well, nice meeting you.. Brayden. Good luck on getting your next mark. I’ll probably beat you to it. 12 INT. LOCAL CIVILIAN POLICE FORCE HEADQUARTERS, OFFICE - DAY The room has wooden floors and an oak desk with a large window behind it. At the desk sits LUKE DARION (40’s) who is doing paperwork. He’s dressed in a Civilian Police Force outfit and has a rough face, with some scars and a goatee. A young man nervously enters and stands at attention. Luke takes notice. LUKE DARION What? YOUNG MAN Sir, Another transport has been taken. We’ve just had 10 men report back. They barely survived and they say it was Alexander... and Liberty! Luke slams his fist to the table and then runs his hand through his hair in frustration. He rises and stares out the window. The young man exits. LUKE DARION (to himself) We must find these people. 13 EXT. REFORGE COURTYARD - NIGHT The people of Liberty join the town of Reforge in celebration. About 100 people. An older gentlemen plays a banjo while many people dance around a fire. The beer flows and laughter fills the air. Alexander sits just outside the dance as Aisha approaches. She’s not wearing her garb which reveals her full beauty. AISHA Hey Xander. ALEXANDER Hey. Aisha sits next to Alexander and turns her attention to everyone dancing.
AISHA (to Alexander) You were amazing today. ALEXANDER (scoffs) Yeah. Aisha see’s Tyler dancing wildly with a girl. AISHA Look at him go! Alexander looks up to notice Tyler and forces a smile that quickly fades. ALEXANDER Almost as graceful as me. The dance ends as Tyler joins Alexander and Aisha. Tyler is out of breath but he bows and extends his hand to Aisha and says in a heavy English accent TYLER Aisha, care to dance? AISHA (to Tyler) Ok. But don’t you throw me all over the place.. She takes his hand as he ushers her to the dance area. The music takes on a faster pace as people clap. Tyler laughs as he takes Aisha’s hand and let’s loose. Alexander grins as he watches Tyler swing her all over the place. Aisha smiles brightly. Alexander continues to watch as Tyler and Aisha are interrupted by HAMAD (21), who is middle eastern, tall, attractive and has the mark of the terrorist. Aisha struggles to keep Hamad from Tyler. She willingly goes with Hamad as Tyler stands dejected. Alexander then notices Brayden dancing with an older women. Brayden and the women are smiling and laughing. Brayden notices Alexander and brings the women over to Alexander. SUSANNA (40’S) is a large, jovial women. She has a bright smile and carries the warmth of a loving mother. Alexander stands up.
CONTINUED: BRAYDEN Alexander this is my mother, Susanna.
Susanna’s eyes carry a happy thanks as she gives Alexander a mammoth hug which he is not expecting. SUSANNA (to Alexander) We can’t thank you enough for helping us! ALEXANDER (beat) It’s no problem. CHARLIE (40’s) who is Brayden’s father, walks up behind Alexander. Charlie is tall, thin and sports a beard. CHARLIE (to Susanna sarcastically) Damn, women you like’ em young huh?! Charlie moves beside Susanna and puts his arm around her with a big grin on his face. SUSANNA Oh!! Alexander don’t pay him any mind. Charlie offers his hand to Alexander. SUSANNA (CONT’D) Alexander, this is my husband, Charlie - he’s quite the kidder. CHARLIE (to Alexander) Son, you were amazing out there. All of you were. Can’t thank you enough. ALEXANDER Thanks. CHARLIE (to Susanna) Alright woman, you ready to dance? Charlie tickles Susanna as they go dancing together, laughing. Brayden and Alexander turn toward everyone dancing.
BRAYDEN (chuckles) Hope they weren’t too much. ALEXANDER Nah.. They seem great. BRAYDEN (sighs) I owe them everything. They’re not my real folks. They took me in though. After I got this Brayden puts his hand up to his mark. OTHER SIDE OF THE DANCE Maxwell notices Alexander and Brayden conversing, while talking with a local townsfolk. Maxwell is not happy with it. BACK TO ALEXANDER/BRAYDEN ALEXANDER (to Brayden) I didn’t see you out there today. BRAYDEN Never been much of a fighter. ALEXANDER (laughs) More of a lover? Brayden turns and looks Alexander dead in the eyes. BRAYDEN (laughs) You could say that. My skill lies elsewhere. ALEXANDER (long beat) I give. Where? Brayden turns, puts his hand on Alexander’s shoulder. BRAYDEN Hold on, I’ll show you. Alexander is perplexed as Brayden walks over to the old man playing the banjo. The old man gladly gives it to Brayden as the local townsfolk gather around, excited. (CONTINUED)
Alexander moves to the front. Brayden sits and begins strumming the familiar cord to SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW in the style of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. The local towns people are familiar with his singing and start swaying together. BRAYDEN (CONT’D) To our friends from Liberty and their fierce warrior - Alexander. Brayden beautifully sings the entire song. Everyone applauds, including Alexander. Brayden hands the banjo back to the old man and approaches Alexander and theatrically bows. BRAYDEN (CONT’D) (smiling) Well, that’s what I do. Did you like it? ALEXANDER Of course. How’d you learn? BRAYDEN (beat) ... Just picked it up here and there. ALEXANDER You’re very good. Everyone starts leaving, making their way back to their huts. The people of Liberty start packing their horses, readying to leave. BRAYDEN Do you have to go? Alexander turns to see everyone, including Maxwell leaving. ALEXANDER Yeah, looks that way. I’ll see yah’ Thanks for the song. They shake hands as Brayden struggles to let go. BRAYDEN Yeah, anytime. Alexander turns and walks toward his horse while Brayden watches him leave.
INT. MAXWELL’S HUT, KITCHEN - NIGHT Maxwell sits at an old wooden table reading from the Bible. Alexander enters the kitchen and sits across from Maxwell, looking unhappy. MAXWELL (sighs) You always look down, Xander. ALEXANDER Just tired. Maxwell closes the Bible. MAXWELL (beat) Maybe the new election will change things? Alexander lays his head down. ALEXANDER (beat) Just tired of the fighting. MAXWELL (beat) You’re doing God’s work out there, Alexander. Alexander laughs in amazement. ALEXANDER I’m glad you see it that way. MAXWELL Someone has to stand up to them. Don’t you see that? ALEXANDER (long beat) With every battle... different.
Maxwell slides the Bible toward Alexander. Alexander gets up from the table. MAXWELL Helps when I’m down. Alexander walks away.
CONTINUED: MAXWELL (CONT’D) Xander, why don’t you take Thaddeus’ run tomorrow? Should be easy.. Help you clear your head. Alexander thinks about it. ALEXANDER Sure.. Night. 15 EXT. TOWN OF REFORGE - EVENING
Luke Darion enters the town of Reforge on horseback, along with around 100 men. Charlie, while cleaning his horse is the only person to see them enter and approaches, alarmed. CHARLIE (to Luke) Can I help you? Luke gets off his horse and approaches Charlie. Some of the towns people gather around, worried. Susanna comes to her husbands side. LUKE DARION (to the crowd) I’m Luke Darion, head of the Texas Civilian Police Force. There was a man here, yesterday. Give him and that town up and your town will be saved. The townsfolk exchange looks of fear. CHARLIE We don’t know what you’re talking about. Are you sure you have the right town? Luke backhands Charlie across the face. Susanna tries to come to her husband’s aid. SUSANNA (to Luke) Sir, please! We don’t know what you’re talking about! LUKE DARION I’ve got 10 cowards saying they saw and fought Alexander of Liberty here! Now give them up! Nobody says anything. (CONTINUED)
LUKE DARION (CONT’D) Nothing? Okay. Luke turns around to get back on his horse as one of the men from Reforge angrily goes after Luke with a knife. But before anyone can react, Luke is able to grab and break the man’s arm and stabs him with his own weapon. Some of the women shriek in fear. Luke gets back on his horse. LUKE DARION (CONT’D) (to his troops) Destroy the town and kill them. A message has to be sent. Defy the American government and pay the consequences. Terrorism, domestic or otherwise, cannot be tolerated. 16 EXT - ROAD LEADING TO REFORGE - MORNING Alexander rides alone on horseback. He notices smoke billowing on the horizon. He looks alarmed and kicks the horse.. ALEXANDER Hiyah! Hiyah! JUST OUTSIDE REFORGE Alexander is stunned to see the town completely burned. IN THE TOWN Numerous dead bodies lay everywhere. Alexander jumps off the horse and looks around for any survivors. He comes to two bodies with faces he recognizes. Brayden’s parents, Susanna and Charlie lay lifeless. ALEXANDER (to himself) Oh no. Alexander begins running through the town looking for signs of life. END OF TOWN As he nears the end of town he hears something from the forest and enters it to see Brayden tied up and being beaten on the ground by one Civilian Police Force member, while 2 more stand and watch. Their drunk laughter cackles throughout the woods. (CONTINUED)
Alexander removes his swords and runs toward the men. Brayden’s eyes fill with hope as he’s the only one who see’s Alexander advancing. With several swift swipes and jabs of his swords the 3 men are dead. Brayden writhes on the ground. He has a bruised, beaten face. Alexander unties Brayden. Brayden jumps up and runs to the bodies of his mother and father as Alexander follows. BRAYDEN Mother! ALEXANDER They’re gone. Brayden’s face fills with grief as he hugs his mother’s lifeless body and sobs. Alexander pulls him away, but Brayden tries to push past. Alexander doesn’t let him go and instead, spins around and awkwardly embraces Brayden trying to console him. ALEXANDER (CONT’D) (whispers) I’m sorry. Alexander places his hand on Brayden’s head as Brayden sobs on his shoulder. ALEXANDER (CONT’D) (surprised) The CPF did this? Brayden continues to sob. 17 EXT. DARK FOREST - LATER The fire crackles as Brayden stares thought. Brayden’s horse is tied to Alexander’s. Alexander sits next to tent behind them. Some of Brayden’s little. into it, the same Brayden. cuts are deep in tree as Alexander’s bleeding a
BRAYDEN I can’t believe they’re gone. I would be too, if it weren’t for you... They wanted us to give you guys up. As if we knew... I wish I could fight like you.
Alexander gets up and wets a piece of cloth with some water from an old canteen. He kneels down in front of Brayden. Brayden becomes uncomfortable, completely unsure what he’s doing. ALEXANDER You have cuts. Brayden grabs and holds Alexanders hand. BRAYDEN (weakly) What’re you doin? ALEXANDER Let go of my hand.. Brayden lets go as Alexander softly wipes at his face. 18 INT. THE TENT - LATE NIGHT The tent is open enough to see the beautiful night sky. Brayden sleeps to the right of Alexander. Alexander sits, with his knees bent and his head resting on his knee’s watching over Brayden. 19 INT. THE TENT - MORNING Brayden painfully wakes up and puts his hands to his face grimacing because of the cuts and bruises. He sits up enough to notice Alexander sleeping next to him. Alexander, laying almost in the fetal position. Brayden gives him a weak kiss of thanks on the cheek and exits the tent. 20 EXT. GRASSY FIELD - DAY Brayden and Alexander are both on horseback. ALEXANDER Have anywhere to go? BRAYDEN (beat) Not really. ALEXANDER (beat) I can take you to Liberty. Brayden’s face lights up with hope.
BRAYDEN You serious? Can you to teach me how to fight? ALEXANDER You want to fight? BRAYDEN I do now. 21 EXT. ISOLATED DIRT ROAD - LATER Alexander and Brayden make their way toward Liberty. ALEXANDER (To Brayden) Look. Alexander points to Liberty’s high walls now appearing along the horizon. BRAYDEN Wow. 22 EXT. LIBERTY GATES - AFTERNOON The gates of Liberty open as Alexander and Brayden ride in. Maxwell and some of the townspeople welcome them. Alexander and Brayden get off their horses as Brayden Surveys the town in awe. Maxwell approaches Alexander and pulls him aside as the Liberty Gates slam shut behind them. MAXWELL (whispers to Alexander) What in the hell is he doing here? Maxwell secretly points to Brayden so only Alexander can see him. ALEXANDER The CPF destroyed Reforge. They’re all dead, except him. He has no where else to go. Maxwell looks like he’s been punched in the gut as he slowly turns toward some of the local townsfolk standing by. MAXWELL (to the townsfolk) They destroyed Reforge. (CONTINUED)
Those that hear the news appear hurt as Maxwell turns back to Alexander. MAXWELL (CONT’D) I can’t believe you brought him here, and with that mark! Alexander sighs with frustration. ALEXANDER Where else would he go? MAXWELL He’s gonna be your problem, then. ALEXANDER (sighs) I thought we were doing Gods work? Maxwell approaches Brayden and notices the bruises and scars on his face. He grabs and turns Brayden’s face to look at them. MAXWELL (CONT’D) Some mean cuts there. We’ll have Jennifer look at them. She’ll fix yah up. So.. Will you work and fight? BRAYDEN Absolutely. Not much of a fighter but I’m good with horses, if you need. MAXWELL We could... Can you read? BRAYDEN Yes. MAXWELL Excellent. Alexander can show you around. Welcome. Maxwell briskly walks away as some other members of the town come by and shake hands with and welcome Brayden.
EXT. FOREST - DAY Alexander swings an axe splintering wood. Tyler sits and watches Alexander as he eats an apple, resting. ALEXANDER Good thing your chopping down that apple. That’ll keep us warm.. TYLER (beat) I had another dream last night. ALEXANDER What was it this time? TYLER (beat) Reforge. And.. Now this. We should do something. Alexander throws his axe down and sits next to Tyler taking a break. TYLER (CONT’D) Hard to believe they’re all gone. ALEXANDER They’re not all gone. TYLER How’s he doing? ALEXANDER Okay. He wants me to teach him to fight. TYLER Makes sense. Do you know what that mark on his face means? Alexander just looks at Tyler, not answering. Aisha comes through the forest carrying buckets of water. Tyler lights up when he see’s her. She brings the buckets and places them down next to the boys and plops down to rest. TYLER (CONT’D) Aisha, care for a bite? Tyler shows her his half eaten apple. She looks at it like she’s going to get sick.
AISHA (breathlessly) Too tired. TYLER Then maybe you know.. AISHA What? TYLER The mark on that Brayden’s face. What’s it mean?? A voice from the forest BRAYDEN (O.S.) It means homosexual. Brayden comes out from the tree’s with a horse in tow. TYLER (beat) Oh. Alexander tries to break the awkwardness. ALEXANDER (to Brayden) Workin’ the horse in? BRAYDEN Trying to. Alexander stands up and does introductions. ALEXANDER (to Brayden) Brayden, these are my terrorist friends. Tyler and Aisha. Brayden forces a laugh as Aisha gets up. AISHA (to Brayden) I never got a chance to tell you but the song was beautiful. I hope to hear you sing again sometime. TYLER (to Brayden) I wish I could sing like that.
Tyler jumps up and offers his hand to Brayden. As Brayden grasps Tyler’s hand, Tyler has an a quick vision. TYLER’S VISION Alexander kneels before Brayden and cleans his wounds. Brayden kisses Alexander in the tent. END OF VISIONS TYLER (beat) Any.. Friend of Alexander is a friend of mine. BRAYDEN (to Tyler) Fair enough. Tyler seems uncomfortable which Alexander notices. TYLER (to everyone) I guess I’d better get back. 24 INT. JENNIFER AND TYLER’S HUT - NIGHT Tyler enters to see Jennifer sitting in a chair, reading a book. The book is titled; Freedom, Peace and Prosperity, by William Aiden. She looks up from the book. JENNIFER (to Tyler) You must be hungry. She gets up, sets the book down and moves over to the fire, where a pot cooks a soup. She pours the soup into a bowl. Tyler takes her book, sits in her chair and starts reading it himself. JENNIFER (CONT’D) I was reading that.. Tyler grins. TYLER You’ve read it 10 times. She gives in and hands Tyler the bowl of soup as she stands.
TYLER (CONT’D) Someone has a crush. She gives Tyler a look of slight embarrassment. JENNIFER It’s his beliefs I’m smitten with. TYLER No, I mean the new guy. JENNIFER Brayden, poor thing. TYLER Let’s just say he really likes Alexander. JENNIFER What on earth are you talking about? The mark? Oh, that doesn’t mean anything. TYLER It’s true.. I could feel it. Jennifer becomes serious. JENNIFER Tyler, you know I don’t want to hear about that. Tyler sighs and goes back to reading. 25 INT - LIBERTY STABLES - NIGHT A yellow glow from the light’s illuminate the stables. Brayden works, moving stuff around and cleaning. Alexander enters the stables. BRAYDEN Hey. ALEXANDER Figuring it out? BRAYDEN As much as I can. One thing - where do I sleep?
ALEXANDER It’s here in the back.. Alexander walks Brayden toward the back of the stable, reaches into a room and turns a flickering light on. A small, dirty bed with months of dust. ALEXANDER (CONT’D) It’s not much.. Brayden looks at the bed over Alexander’s shoulder, but doesn’t give it much thought. ALEXANDER (CONT’D) (beat) I’ll try and get you a real room. BRAYDEN It’ll be fine. Brayden goes back to cleaning. 26 INT. MAXWELL’S HUT, TABLE - NIGHT Maxwell is sitting and eating some beans. Alexander enters the hut and sits across from Maxwell. MAXWELL You check on em? ALEXANDER Yeah. MAXWELL How’s he doing? ALEXANDER ... Almost too good. MAXWELL Probably shock. ALEXANDER What about the extra room? That bed out there is crap. MAXWELL (beat) Don’t think that’s a good idea. Alexander sighs and shakes in deep frustration.
32. 27 INT. LIBERTY STABLES - LATER A single light burns from the back stable room. Alexander enters with a small book in his right hand. THE STABLE ROOM Brayden lays shirtless in bed, deep in thought as Alexander appears in the doorway. Brayden sits up, happy to see him. BRAYDEN Hey. Alexander enters a bit hesitantly, then hands Brayden the book. Brayden sits up and motions for Alexander to sit next to him. BRAYDEN (CONT’D) Here, sit. I’m about to go crazy in here by myself. If you don’t mind? Alexander sits as Brayden studies the book. BRAYDEN (CONT’D) Hmm.. The Day They Came. What’s it about? Alexander recites, as if from memory. ALEXANDER Humans trying to escape tyrannical aliens that have taken over the world. Brayden laughs. BRAYDEN You mean it’s about us? ALEXANDER (smiles) I’ve read it numerous times, thought you could use something to keep your mind off of things. BRAYDEN Thanks, certainly could. SUDDENLY, BELLS RING which make them both jump. Brayden jumps up and throws a shirt on as they both run to the door, looking toward the commotion toward the Liberty Gates. ALEXANDER’S P.O.V - LIBERTY GATES
There’s a commotion as a modern SUV enters through the gates. Residents of Liberty stream from their homes to see who the visitor is. Alexander is shocked to see William Aiden exit the vehicle, shaking hands. William is dressed in very nice clothes for the period and two men in black clothes move about as body guards for him. ALEXANDER Oh my God, it’s him. BRAYDEN Who? ALEXANDER William Aiden. LIBERTY COURTYARD Alexander and Brayden exit the stables and run toward the Presidential candidate. Tyler along with Jennifer join up with Alexander and Brayden. TYLER (to Alexander) Can you believe it? ALEXANDER I wonder how he found us? Maxwell is welcoming William as he shakes hands. Jennifer, Tyler, Alexander and Brayden reach the crowd and stop. William Aiden sticks out his hand for Jennifer as she shakes it and doesn’t let go. JENNIFER (to William) Thank you for coming, your message is so important. I just love you your message. They continue shaking hands. WILLIAM AIDEN Thanks ma’am. If people like you keep helping me spread it.. We just might win. Jennifer grabs Tyler. JENNIFER (to William) This is my son, Tyler. He’s also read your book many times. (CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: William smiles at Tyler and shakes his hand. WILLIAM AIDEN Is that true? TYLER Yes it is. WILLIAM AIDEN Great to hear. We need more of us out there. LATER
Things have quieted down as Maxwell talks with William. Alexander, Brayden, Jennifer and Tyler remain. The body guards keep a close watch on William. On both sides of William are two suitcases. Maxwell motions to Jennifer as she comes over. MAXWELL (to Jennifer) You have that extra room, right? JENNIFER Yes. Maxwell motions toward Brayden.. MAXWELL (to Jennifer) I’m gonna give Brayden here our room, so how about we let Mr. Aiden stay with you? She’s taken aback. JENNIFER It’d be my honor. Maxwell pulls Alexander over to William. MAXWELL (to William) This guy here is my son, Alexander. William becomes very serious as he shakes Alexander’s hand and sighs. Looking Alexander in the eyes, he places both hands on his shoulders. WILLIAM AIDEN (to Alexander) Son, I want you to know how much what you’re doing is appreciated. (MORE) (CONTINUED)
WILLIAM AIDEN (cont’d) I’ve heard what you, your father and everyone hear are enduring. I’m sorry we’re late, but I hope to bring you guys some help, and soon. ALEXANDER (beat) I’ll do all I can to help. Tyler picks up William’s luggage and walks him toward Jennifer’s hut as Alexander watches him walk away. Maxwell pats Alexander on the shoulder and turns toward Brayden. MAXWELL Brayden, come with me. I’ll show you where you can sleep. 28 INT. JENNIFER AND TYLER’S HUT - MORNING Jennifer tends to the fireplace as it heats a cast iron skillet with bacon and eggs cooking. Tyler enters the room, licking his lips as the smell fills the air. TYLER Is that real bacon? JENNIFER Yeah, Maxwell gave it to me. Special occasion. TYLER Should I wake him? William enters the room. WILLIAM AIDEN (to Jennifer) Smells wonderful. Tyler and Jennifer simultaneously turn toward William. TYLER Good mornin’. JENNIFER Good morning.
INT. MAXWELL’S HUT, KITCHEN - MORNING Maxwell, Brayden and Alexander hold hands as Maxwell leads them in a prayer before they eat breakfast. Maxwell’s Bible is next to his plate, open. MAXWELL Amen. They start eating. MAXWELL (CONT’D) (to Brayden) So tell me Brayden, were your folks Christian? Brayden glances at the open Bible. BRAYDEN (to Maxwell) They were good people... but not very... religious. MAXWELL (long beat) How’d you get that mark? Alexander burns a stare at Maxwell, but Maxwell doesn’t relent. Brayden looks at them, trying to decide weather to spill the beans. BRAYDEN I went to join the CPF. He has their full attention. BRAYDEN (CONT’D) This was after my real mother had died. I had nothing and was scared. Thought the CPF would give me something to belong to, you know those posters they used to display? Alexander nods. BRAYDEN (CONT’D) I went down to the recruitment center and there I was filling out this form. And on it was the question - Are you homosexual? Well, my mother had always taught me it was nothing to be ashamed of. I never told her anything, she knew (MORE) (CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: BRAYDEN (CONT’D) (cont’d) before I did. Just the way it was. I was 13, so I naively thought they honestly wanted to know. As if they were gonna make things more comfortable for me? Brayden laughs as Alexander grins. Maxwell looks at Alexander with a stern face. BRAYDEN (CONT’D) Obviously the application didn’t go over too well. Afterward they brought in 3 big guys and they held my head down, while one burnt this on my face. They said it was done because homosexuals were a greater risk to get diseases, which raised the costs for everyone else. The mark was done so we couldn’t get medical care. Then shortly thereafter that’s when Charlie and Susanna found me. They didn’t have a problem with it.
Brayden sighs as if he’s glad to get that off his chest. MAXWELL (to Brayden) While I think to be that - that way is wrong, the CPF is wrong to mark people. You were lucky they didn’t do worse. I’ve heard of such things. Maxwell rudely slides his plate forward and exits the room. BRAYDEN (to Alexander) Why did he ask? ALEXANDER Not sure. 30 INT. JENNIFER’S KITCHEN TABLE - MORNING William, Tyler and Jennifer sit with 3 empty plates in front of them. TYLER Do you know how long it’ll take to end the CPF?
WILLIAM AIDEN It’ll be the first thing I do. But, listen. Chances are I will not win. The Government will do everything in it’s increasingly corrupt and tyrannical power to stop us. JENNIFER (to William) I know what you mean, a few months ago in town I saw a man on a box giving a speech. He was speaking about how the Government is our friend and doing all of this on our behalf. It made me so angry - if he only knew! William smiles at Jennifer and shakes his head as if he knows.. WILLIAM AIDEN Undoubtedly the CPF paid him to do that.. But that’s just the tip of the sword. The only reason they’re having this election is because of increasing resistance. The people have had it. Tyler looks like he’s gearing up to say something important but stops short. WILLIAM AIDEN (CONT’D) (to Tyler) What is it son? Tyler looks at Jennifer. TYLER I can give you a reading. Jennifer looks at Tyler with angry eyes, but he ignores her. William sees her anger and develops a slight smile. WILLIAM AIDEN You can do that? TYLER Yes.. Even if SOME people don’t like it. Jennifer looks at William apologetically.
JENNIFER I’m sorry, William.. WILLIAM AIDEN Nothing to be ashamed of. It’s amazing what each of us can be when we’re allowed to live freely. William winks at Jennifer and places his hand before Tyler. WILLIAM AIDEN (CONT’D) (to Tyler) Go for it. Tyler excitedly takes his hand and closes his eyes. Now, even Jennifer is interested to see what he comes up with. TYLER Dan - iels? Who’s Daniels? William, eyes now big pulls his hand away from Tyler which surprises him. WILLIAM AIDEN Okay, I think that’s enough. William gets up and begins to exit the room and stops short. He turns toward Tyler. WILLIAM AIDEN (CONT’D) By the way, I will be introducing my running mate in the coming weeks. Jennifer is excited. JENNIFER Oh, how wonderful. WILLIAM AIDEN Yes. His name is Chris... Daniels. William exits the room, while Tyler sits back with a happy accomplished look on his face. Jennifer nudges Tyler. JENNIFER (to Tyler) Oh hush.
INT. LIBERTY DANCE HALL - NIGHT A large barn is packed with ALL the people of Liberty standing as William strolls out on the stage to great applause. Several people have United States flags and the Tree Of Liberty flags in yellow. WILLIAM AIDEN Thank you.. I tell yah.. Who knew terrorists could love freedom so much, huh!? The crowd laughs and applauds. WILLIAM AIDEN (CONT’D) It’s funny, but I also think it’s a great lesson for us. The Government is now in a position of protecting us, by destroying our liberties, rather than protecting us by defending them. Cheers go up. WILLIAM AIDEN (CONT’D) The Constitution was written, not to limit the power of the people. It was written to limit the power of the Government. They say we’re to accept all of this - to give up all these freedoms, and for what? Because some terrorists might attack us. Well, my friends, without Liberty I’m afraid there’s not much else to defend. Whatever the terrorists came here to destroy, was destroyed long ago. The crowd cheers and applauds. WILLIAM AIDEN (CONT’D) What is it they’re protecting? They’re protecting their power, their tyranny. So, now our path is clear. No more unnecessary wars! No more Civilian Police Force! The crowd roars. WILLIAM AIDEN (CONT’D) Restoration of each and everyone of our God-given liberties! And, perhaps most importantly - a return (MORE) (CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: WILLIAM AIDEN (CONT’D) (cont’d) to a sound United States Dollar. These are the only things which will restore our Republic and push back the hand of tyranny forever!
William steps back, as the applause and cheering fill the barn. 32 INT. LIBERTY DANCE HALL - LATER Dance music plays from a modern stereo. The barn now has a few wooden chairs circled around the middle of the barn where some dance. Others stand and talk. William Aiden stands, talking to some of the townsfolk while Jennifer sits trying not to stare at him. He takes notice and offers his hand to her. WILLIAM AIDEN Jennifer, would you like to dance? Her face lights up as she takes his hand. From the other side of the room, Tyler see’s him taking her hand and grins. 33 EXT. LIBERTY LAKE - SAME Alexander sits staring at the lake as the shadow of the moon glistens off it’s calm surface. He’s sitting with his hands flat on his knee’s and his head resting on his hands. He’s wearing a thin coat over his shirt and wearing pants. Brayden sits next to Alexander as Alexander stretches his legs out and leans back noticing Brayden. Brayden sits Indian style and is shivering. BRAYDEN You alright? Alexander laughs. BRAYDEN (CONT’D) What? ALEXANDER Everyone asks me that. Never could hide things very well. BRAYDEN Sorry. You’re the only one I really know. They’re all in there having fun, except you.
ALEXANDER Yeah.. Alexander notices Brayden is cold, so he takes his coat off. ALEXANDER (CONT’D) Here.. They stare into each others eyes as Alexander gently places his coat around Brayden’s shoulders. BRAYDEN Thanks. Alexander moves a little closer to Brayden as they watch the lake. BRAYDEN (CONT’D) (long beat) Does your father know? Alexander turns toward Brayden and considers how to answer. ALEXANDER Well, I told him years ago, but I’m still not sure he knows. Brayden touches the mark on his face. BRAYDEN (beat) I never would have told him how I got this, if I’d known... Alexander caresses Brayden’s mark. ALEXANDER (sighs) In some ways you’re lucky to have it. 34 EXT. GRASSY FIELD IN LIBERTY - NIGHT Tyler rides horseback with Aisha behind him. They come to a grassy field and get off. AISHA My mother would kill me if she knew I was with you. Not to mention Samuel.
TYLER What about your father? AISHA He doesn’t care so much. Tyler grins. TYLER 1 out of 3 aint bad.. Tyler sits down with his back to a tree and raises his arm and offers his hand to Aisha. She gives her hand as he lowers her slowly to the ground. She sits in front of him and leans back on his chest as he embraces her. TYLER (CONT’D) (whispers) Your so beautiful. Aisha gets up, conflicted. AISHA I can’t do this. Tyler stands up and moves closer to Aisha, as they hold hands. TYLER (sighs) He doesn’t deserve you. Tyler caresses her face as she looks down somberly. AISHA I’m sorry, but I must go back. 35 INT. LIBERTY DANCE HALL - NIGHT Jennifer and William dance slowly around the hall. JENNIFER (to William) I quit the CPF and came here once Maxwell told me he was gonna build it. To give Tyler a chance.. WILLIAM AIDEN You’re a brave woman.
JENNIFER I do what I can. But I fear they’re gonna find us. WILLIAM AIDEN What happens then? JENNIFER I don’t know.. But hopefully you will be President and then all my worries will be gone. William grins. WILLIAM AIDEN To tell you the truth, I’m a little daunted that we’ve gotten this far. I only ran to strike a cord.. But it looks like we’re doing more than that. Jennifer looks incredulous. JENNIFER Everyone’s desperate for freedom, William. Don’t doubt yourself for a minute. 36 EXT. LIBERTY COURTYARD - MORNING William Aiden stands by his vehicle while his assistants load the car. Maxwell and Jennifer are there to see him off. Jennifer is sad. William and Maxwell shake hands. WILLIAM AIDEN Maxwell, keep doing what your doing and if I can, I’m going to try and get you guys help. William comes to Jennifer and they embrace. She has some tears in her eyes. WILLIAM AIDEN (CONT’D) I’ll be back as soon as I can, hopefully with good news. William gets in the car as the gates of Liberty open. The car speeds away as Jennifer watches sadly.
EXT. LIBERTY STABLES - LATER Brayden is in the stables cleaning a horse as Maxwell walks in. MAXWELL Brayden, come with me. Maxwell walks Brayden out of the stables and into the..
INT. LIBERTY ARMORY - SAME All the warriors of Liberty are there. Brayden joins them. MAXWELL Brayden, I brought you here because we’re going to do something to respond to the CPF. Brayden looks at Maxwell with vengeful eyes. BRAYDEN Good. What are you gonna do? Alexander speaks up. ALEXANDER (to Maxwell) Yeah, good question. Maxwell grins ear to ear. MAXWELL I have an idea.
INT. TEXAS TAVERN - NIGHT The Tavern is busy. A large table seats about 10 CPF members, drinking beer and laughing. The door opens as Ziyad walks in with his head held down. He positions himself at the bar facing the CPF. After a few seconds the bar becomes very quiet as one of the CPF agents stand up looking straight at Ziyad and the mark on his face. Ziyad walks fast toward the door and exits as the entire CPF follows him.
EXT. TEXAS TAVERN - SAME Ziyad continues to walk fast away from the Tavern as the CPF men are right behind him. CPF MEN You there! Stop! From the sides and behind the CPF come Liberty’s finest. Alexander and Maxwell close in on the sides, Tyler, Aisha and Misha from behind. All with swords drawn, making the CPF freeze in it’s spot. MAXWELL (to Ziyad) Good job. One of the CPF agents tries to pull out his sword - Maxwell is forced to take him out with two sword swipes as the man falls to the ground. MAXWELL (CONT’D) (to the CPF) Don’t move and nobody else will die!
EXT. OUTSIDE LOCAL CIVILIAN POLICE FORCE - MORNING The sun is just rising. Just outside the Civilian Police Force building is a wagon with the 9 CPF agents tied up sitting in it. Routine citizens stroll on by, laughing at the CPF men who are gagged and marked. Luke Darion arrives on horseback and notices the men. His face tightens as he gets off the horse and approaches the men. He grabs one of their faces and turns it to see the letter T on his face. Everyone of them, marked with the letter T. A crowd has developed to see the spectacle. The crowd giggles and murmurs. LUKE DARION (to the crowd) Shut up! They quiet down. Luke notices a note stuck under a knife on the wagon. He takes the note and reads it. THE NOTE
Dear Civilian Police Force terrorists. Be warned! For every attack on our friends, we’ll respond with one on you. Leave us alone and we will leave you alone. - LIBERTY 42 EXT. GRASSY HILL TOP - SAME Maxwell, Ziyad, Alexander, Tyler, Brayden, Misha and Aisha all lay low on a hill while Maxwell looks through some binoculars. Maxwell gives them the play-by-play, while everyone laughs. MAXWELL (to everyone) There’s a crowd around them now. They’re laughing! He’s reading the note! TYLER He’s gotta be embarrassed. Who is it? MAXWELL (sighs) Luke Darion. We’d better get out of here. Maxwell puts the binoculars away and moves back from the hill as everyone else slowly follows. 43 EXT. LIBERTY WATCH TOWER - NIGHT A cloudless night with the Moon shining brightly on Liberty. Alexander stands in the tower surveying the horizon with a pair of binoculars. BRAYDEN (O.S.) (Whispers from below the tower) Pss.. Alexander? Alexander looks backward and moves to look down the ladder and see’s Brayden staring back up at him. Alexander motions for Brayden to come up. Brayden makes his way up the tower. Alexander helps him in. Brayden takes in the view. BRAYDEN (CONT’D) Wow, what a view. I’m not supposed to be up here am I?
ALEXANDER Probably not. Brayden reaches in his pocket and pulls out a gold necklace with a locket. BRAYDEN I wanted to give you something. To thank you for saving my life.. And bringing me here. Brayden gives it to Alexander. ALEXANDER What is it? Alexander extends the necklace fully to reveal the oval locket that’s got some years on it. BRAYDEN It’s what they called a locket. It’s the last thing I have from my real mother. See, if you open it up.. Brayden moves closer and gently opens the locket to reveal the two spots for a picture. BRAYDEN (CONT’D) They would put pictures of them and their loved one in it. Alexander looks Brayden in the eyes. ALEXANDER It’s beautiful. Thanks. Alexander immediately closes the locket and places it around his neck and turns to scan the horizon once more. While scanning.. ALEXANDER (CONT’D) I’ll need a picture of you, then. Alexander turns to Brayden and looks him in the eyes with a grin as Brayden smiles happily. They slowly get closer as Alexander takes Brayden’s face in his hand and they kiss. Brayden embraces Alexander then lays his head on Alexander’s chest. Alexander gently kisses Brayden’s head.
49. 44 EXT. LIBERTY COURTYARD - DAY It’s a hot and windy day. Tyler and Samuel stand face to face in a heated confrontation. SAMUEL Stay away from her! TYLER What you gonna do about it? not her owner. You’re
Several men of Liberty start to gather around, including Maxwell and Alexander. Alexander wearing his necklace. SAMUEL I don’t want her around your evil. Tyler’s face becomes twitching with anger as he goes to attack Samuel. The men of Liberty intervene and separate them. Alexander is holding back Tyler and Maxwell holds back Samuel MAXWELL (yelling) This is all we need right now! Samuel struggles with Maxwell and focuses his anger on Alexander. SAMUEL (to Alexander) You would help him, we all know about you and that filthy homo! This further enrages Tyler as he tries to go after Samuel again. TYLER (yelling) You don’t deserve to be here, you tyrant! Alexander angrily takes a step between Samuel and Tyler. They both relent. Alexander burning a stare through Samuel. ALEXANDER (to Samuel) What was that? You’re startin’ to sound like the CPF. Samuel now realizes the danger he’s in as his senses slowly come to him.
SAMUEL (breathless and weakened) I just want him to stay away from her. Samuel slowly turns and walks away. Tyler, still out of breath slowly watches him walk away, stewing with anger. 45 EXT. CIVILIAN POLICE FORCE HEADQUARTERS - EVENING A large group of about 15 army vehicles stop in front of the building. In the first vehicle, out steps JAMES HARRIS (50’S) who Surveys the town. Luke comes out to welcome Harris and his men. Hundreds of troops dressed in green fatigues exit their vehicles as Luke and James shake hands. LUKE DARION (to James) James, welcome to Texas. James is very old, hunched over and means business. JAMES HARRIS (grunts) I wish I had time for chit chat but looks like you’ve got quite a problem on yer hands. With this, ah... Liberty, is it? 46 EXT. LIBERTY FOREST - EVENING Samuel and Aisha are having a heated conversation, face to face. SAMUEL I don’t want him around you! AISHA You don’t own me, Samuel. They’re my friends. SAMUEL I’ve seen you with him, I’m not stupid. And your dear friend, "Alexander THE GREAT" is a fag! Aisha looks at him in disgust. AISHA (beat) (MORE) (CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: AISHA (cont’d) I don’t want to have anything to do with you anymore. Your hate is too much!
She tries to run away but Samuel grabs and forces her to the ground. 47 INT. TYLER’S ROOM - SAME Tyler lays, asleep with a book open and face down on his chest. TYLER’S DREAM A man and a women struggle in the woods. He starts to hear a woman cry but the dream is blurry. AISHA (O.S.) Stop! Get off me! Don’t! Tyler wakes up violently and fly’s out of the room. OUTSIDE JENNIFER’S HUT - CONTINUOUS Tyler runs from the house and darts toward the Forest. Jennifer appears in the doorway wondering why he left in such a hurry. 48 EXT. LIBERTY FOREST - SAME Samuel has her pinned on the ground, licking and forcefully kissing her face. She’s crying and struggling to get loose. She now has marks on her face. SAMUEL You deserve this! TYLER IN THE FOREST Tyler is now in the forest, running in circles trying to find Aisha. He kneels to the ground in pain. TYLER VISION Samuel stands over Aisha’s lifeless body. He has blood on his hands. END OF VISION Tyler jumps up.
TYLER (yells) Aisha! Tyler hears a muffled scream and runs to that area. 49 EXT. LIBERTY FOREST - SAME Samuel is still on top of Aisha as he slaps her. Tyler comes flying through the tree’s and knocks Samuel off of her. They begin to fight and roll around, punching and kicking each other repeatedly. Samuel eventually reaches for and grabs a rock and as he goes to swing the tip of a sword is placed to the side of his head. BRAYDEN (O.S.) Stop.. Brayden stands with sword outstreteched. Samuel, with his eyes wide, stops in his tracks. He drops the rock. Aisha is crying as Tyler runs to her and consoles her. Brayden keeps the gun on Samuel. BRAYDEN (CONT’D) (to Tyler) Get her out of here. Go get someone. TYLER Okay. Tyler picks up Aisha and carries her out of the forest. 50 INT. LIBERTY DANCE HALL - LATER Samuel sits, tied to a post looking defeated. 51 EXT. LIBERTY DANCE HALL - LATER Several of the men of Liberty discuss what to do with him. MAXWELL He tried to rape her. I think we’re gonna have to.. Can’t afford to let him go, might give us up. The men look very grave about this. Ziyad approaches quickly with anger. He storms the barn. INSIDE THE BARN (CONTINUED)
Once in the barn he and the men are stunned to see that Samuel is gone. A door at the back of the barn is open. They run to and look out the back door, not seeing anyone. ZIYAD We have to find him, I will kill him for what he did to her! 52 EXT. OUTSIDE AISHA’S HUT - LATER Tyler paces outside, waiting for word. Misha comes out with her arms folded and approaches Tyler. Tyler expects the worst but is shocked when Misha unfolds her arms and hugs Tyler, crying. TYLER Is she okay? MISHA Yes, because of you. She stands back giving him a clear path to the front door. MISHA (CONT’D) Go. She needs you now. Tyler runs in the house. 53 INT. AISHA’S ROOM - SAME Aisha is in bed crying. Tyler kneels down beside her and puts his arm around her. She looks him in the eyes with a burning question. AISHA How did you know? TYLER (beat) I .. I’m a witch, remember? She forces a very faint grin. AISHA (whispers) More like an angel. She pulls him closer as he gently kisses her on the forehead.
EXT. LIBERTY COURTYARD - NIGHT There’s a crowd in the courtyard. Maxwell stands and talks with the crowd while Brayden stands alone and away from the group. Alexander approaches. ALEXANDER What happened? BRAYDEN Some guy almost killed Aisha. I came across Tyler and him fighting. Roughed her up pretty good. Alexander’s face darkens. ALEXANDER How is she? BRAYDEN Fine, Tyler’s with her. ALEXANDER (sighs) That’s good. Was it Samuel? BRAYDEN Yes, that’s it. But he’s escaped, we don’t know where he is.
INT. AISHA’S ROOM - LATER Tyler is sitting in a chair next to Aisha as she rests. Tyler’s attention is drawn to the doorway as Alexander quietly enters. ALEXANDER (whispers) How is she? TYLER She’s.. Okay I guess. ALEXANDER Mind if I? Alexander motions to Aisha. TYLER Oh, no.
Alexander kneels down to Aisha as his mere presence slowly wakes her. Alexander looks her in the eyes. ALEXANDER Hey.. Very weakly and sleepily, Aisha starts to wake up. AISHA Hey Zander. ALEXANDER You doin’ alright? She sits up, trying to not look so helpless. AISHA I’m fine. Thanks to your boyfr Brayden. Alexander looks at Tyler, Tyler nods as if they all know. ALEXANDER I’m glad he was there. Alexander motions to Tyler. ALEXANDER (CONT’D) Not to mention this guy. Aisha laughs as Alexander kisses her on the head and gets up. ALEXANDER (CONT’D) (to Tyler) Take good care of her. Alexander exits the room as Tyler sits next to Aisha. 56 INT. MAXWELL’S KITCHEN - NIGHT Alexander sits at the table peeling an apple, preparing to eat it. Maxwell enters the kitchen with a heaviness in his footsteps. ALEXANDER Hey. MAXWELL Alexander. Alexander looks up at Maxwell as Maxwell kneels down with his fists resting on the table in front of him. (CONTINUED)
CONTINUED: MAXWELL (CONT’D) What you’re doing with him, must stop. ALEXANDER You don’t know him. Maxwell closes his eyes in anger. MAXWELL It doesn’t matter if I know him. I know what the Bible says, I don’t need anything more. Alexander stands up angrily. ALEXANDER Why is it you have no problem with me being this, killing machine, but I can’t be.. What I am!? MAXWELL Oh I don’t wanna hear that, it’s not who you are! ALEXANDER I’m sorry father, but I am! I am what I am, regardless of what you and your precious Bible says. All these years of fighting won’t change that! Alexander turns to exit the kitchen. MAXWELL Might be best if you two left Liberty, then...
Alexander stops and turns toward Maxwell in disbelief, eyes now filled with tears. Maxwell is unable to look Alexander in the eyes. ALEXANDER (long beat) All your talk... All your speeches about freedom.. And it’s total bull. You don’t believe a word of it. What have I been fighting for all these years? To prove to you that I’m something I’m not? Well that’s over. Maxwell, still holding back an avalanche of emotion.
ALEXANDER (CONT’D) I’m sorry I could never be the son you wanted, God knows I’ve tried. Alexander slowly turns and exits the hut while Maxwell’s steely eyes slowly tear up as he stands staring at the door. 57 EXT. CIVILIAN POLICE FORCE HEADQUARTERS - DAY Samuel, looking dirty and tired mills around outside. Luke Darion exits the building as Samuel catches up to him. SAMUEL (to Luke) Psst. Psst, hey! Luke turns to him. LUKE DARION (beat) Yes? Samuel looks Luke dead in the eyes. SAMUEL I can give you Liberty. 58 EXT. FOREST - NIGHT Alexander quietly puts up his tent while Brayden somberly watches. Alexander sees how down Brayden is and walks over to him and playfully touches his nose. Brayden forces a smile that quickly fades. BRAYDEN I’m so sorry. ALEXANDER Not your fault. Told you that. BRAYDEN I suppose. Just can’t help but feel guilty. INSIDE THE TENT - LATER The tent is closed as a fire outside lights the tent up on the inside. Alexander and Brayden lay with their shirts off side by side, holding hands.
BRAYDEN You scared? Alexander turns over on his side and props his head up looking toward Brayden. ALEXANDER (beat) A little, but it’s good. You? Brayden turns and looks Alexander deep in his eyes. BRAYDEN Not at all. Brayden embraces and kisses Alexander. Brayden moves on top of Alexander as they continue to passionately kiss. OUTSIDE THE TENT - SAME The flickering shadows of their bodies become one through the tent. 59 EXT. CIVILIAN POLICE FORCE HEADQUARTERS - MORNING Alexander and Brayden ride on horseback into the town. They’re stunned to see 15 military vehicles pull into town. 60 EXT. OUTSIDE LIBERTY GATES - DAY Alexander and Brayden arrive on horseback, waiting for the gates to open. Slowly they do. Alexander and Brayden get off their horses as people come, excited to see Alexander. TYLER (to Alexander) Zander! Are you back for good? ALEXANDER Just came to warn you guys. TYLER You guys? Maxwell approaches. MAXWELL About what?
ALEXANDER (to Maxwell) We saw at least 12 to 15 army vehicles in town, looks like they’re preparing for something. Something big. Maxwell looks like he was gut punched. ALEXANDER (CONT’D) Just thought I’d let you know. Alexander prepares to get back on his horse, as does Brayden. Maxwell forces himself to walk away. TYLER (to Alexander) You’re not gonna stay? Alexander is now fully on his horse, looking down at Tyler. ALEXANDER Not exactly welcomed. TYLER Come on, Alexander. You know how stubborn he is. I’m sure if you just ask.. ALEXANDER (interrupts) I shouldn’t have to, Tyler. Say hi to Aisha and your mom for me. TYLER Will do. Brayden and Alexander exit Liberty. 61 EXT. OUTSIDE LIBERTY - DAY Luke rides alone on horseback in his CPF uniform. He’s slowly making his way up the dirt road to Liberty. Alexander and Brayden ride past Luke as Alexander and Luke make eye contact. They don’t stop and continue on their path. OUTSIDE LIBERTY GATES - SAME Luke sits upon his horse waiting for the gates to open. He looks up to see someone in the tower above him. (CONTINUED)
LIBERTY TOWER - SAME Maxwell, with binoculars around his neck looks down to see Luke. MAXWELL (yells) Open the gates! 62 EXT. LIBERTY COURTYARD - SAME The gates slowly open as Luke rides on in and Maxwell makes his way down the tower to greet him. Luke steps off his horse and as he sees Maxwell an ill-used grin fights to the surface. MAXWELL (to Luke) You old son-of-a-bitch! They shake hands aggressively. LUKE DARION I should’ve known.. MAXWELL Known what? We’re just a peaceful militia here. LUKE DARION Uh huh, yeah right. Those agents you marked had to be let go. Maxwell laughs. MAXWELL Don’t know what yer talkin’ bout there but I’m sure they had it coming. Jennifer is walking across the courtyard as she sees Maxwell and Luke talking. She is shocked to see Luke. JENNIFER Luke? Is that you? Maxwell and Luke look back at Jennifer. Luke now looks equally shocked as Jennifer comes toward him.
CONTINUED: LUKE DARION My God, Jenn. JENNIFER Been awhile. LUKE DARION I’d no idea you were still.. JENNIFER I know, had to... Had to get out. You know there’s no other way.
Tyler approaches on horseback with a worried look across his face. He dismounts the horse and stands by his mother. TYLER (to Jennifer) What’s this all about? Jennifer puts her hand to Tyler’s shoulder. JENNIFER (to Luke) Luke, I’d like you to meet my son. Luke has a wondering look on his face. LUKE DARION Son? Luke and Tyler go to shake hands and as soon as their hands meet, from Tyler’s POV there’s a loud, deep clap. LUKE DARION Me and your mom go way back. Tyler is flustered. TYLER Yeah.. nice to meet you. Luke starts slowly walking down the Liberty Courtyard taking stock of all the different buildings, as Maxwell, Jennifer and Tyler follow. Other people from Liberty watch Luke with evil stares. LUKE DARION Boy am I getting some looks. This place is incredible. Perfect spot, not on the way to anything and nothing for miles...
MAXWELL That’s the idea.. LUKE DARION Where’s this Alexander I keep hearing about? Maxwell and Tyler exchange a look. MAXWELL Not here right now. Luke looks down and gives a sigh as if frustrated. LUKE DARION (to Maxwell) The military is down. They’re gonna destroy all of this if you don’t surrender. Surrender? TYLER No way.
Luke slightly grins at Tyler. MAXWELL (sighs) When? LUKE DARION Two, maybe three days? MAXWELL (beat) We’ll need time to discuss this. LUKE DARION (sighs) Good. 63 INT. LIBERTY DANCE HALL - DAY Maxwell stands before the people of Liberty. MAXWELL Luke Darion, head of the CPF has said that the military is down. They know exactly where we are. The crowd murmers.
MAXWELL They are down for one reason. To destroy us. We have two options, surrender or stay and fight. People in the crowd exchange looks. yells. MAN IN THE CROWD What do you say, Maxwell!? MAXWELL (beat) I say we fight. Most of the crowd cheers loudly. 64 INT. LOCAL CIVILIAN POLICE FORCE HEADQUARTERS, OFFICE - DAY Luke stares out the window behind the desk. The sound of someone entering the room causes Luke to turn toward the door to see Tyler entering. As Tyler walks in, Luke walks toward him to welcome him in. LUKE DARION Tyler isn’t it? They shake hands this time with Luke looking him up and down. Yes. TYLER We’ve decided. Someone from the crowd
Luke gestures to the chair in front of his desk. LUKE DARION Take a seat. They both sit, Luke sitting behind his desk. LUKE DARION I hope they’ve decided to surrender. Tyler shakes his head, no. TYLER Most of us joined Liberty because we’ve been hurt by the government one way or another. There’s no way in hell we’re gonna surrender.
LUKE DARION I see. You seem pretty convinced, think it’s too late to change your mind? TYLER (beat) What about your mind? LUKE DARION What? Tyler stands up and moves to the window. TYLER I was hoping you’d help us. LUKE DARION (long pause) What gave you that idea? Tyler turns toward Luke. TYLER Not sure.. a feeling, I guess? LUKE DARION That’s not possible. TYLER Well, you can’t blame me for trying. Tyler steps away from the window and toward the door, readying to leave. Luke gets up and follows him. Tyler extends his hand for Luke to shake. TYLER (beat) Good luck... They firmly shake hands. LUKE DARION Bye.. Son. Tyler fights back emotion as he exits. Luke moves to the window and watches as Tyler leaves on horseback.
EXT. FOREST - DAY Alexander carries a dead deer through the forest. EXT. FOREST CAMP - LATER Alexander sits next to Brayden as they watch meat cook over a fire. The tent is behind them. BRAYDEN We should go back. ALEXANDER (sighs) We’ve been over this, Bray. Brayden turns toward Alexander. BRAYDEN Your father isn’t the only one. Your friends are there. They don’t deserve to be abandoned like this. Alexander puts his hand on Brayden’s shoulder.
EXT. LIBERTY COURTYARD - MORNING Alexander and Brayden are unpacking their horses. approaches. ALEXANDER (to Maxwell) I’ll be dammed if I’m gonna let them destroy Liberty after all of this. You can put it up for a vote if you want. Maxwell stands stone faced. MAXWELL (to Alexander) No need. You can stay in Samuel’s place since he won’t be needin’ it anymore. Maxwell walks away briskly as Jennifer, Aisha, Tyler and several of the townsfolk gather around Alexander with excitement. Jennifer and Aisha both hug Alexander. Maxwell
AISHA (to Alexander) Thank God you’re back. People slap Alexander on the shoulder and welcome him back. 67 INT. LOCAL CIVILIAN POLICE FORCE HEADQUARTERS, OFFICE - DAY Luke sits behind his desk as James Harris is seated in front of the desk. James puffing away on a cigar. JAMES HARRIS So they chose to stay.. LUKE DARION (beat) Yes. But, I think if we just leave them alone from now on, they’ll leave us alone. I don’t want to make martyrs out of them. James scowls at Luke. JAMES HARRIS Have you learned nothing? Terrorists rely on weakness. James slowly gets up as Luke tries to offer assistance. James bats away his help. JAMES HARRIS No, they’ve been a thorn in your side long enough. Good job on finding them, though. We’ll take care of it from here on out. James exits the room as Luke stands, deep in thought. 68 EXT. OUTSIDE LIBERTY - EVENING James and Luke sit on horseback in front of their armed force of 100 men overlooking the entrance to Liberty. The men are armed with swords and maces. Several men bring a very large wagon enforced as a large battering ram out front. JAMES HARRIS (to Luke) You ready for this?
An intense look fills Luke’s face as he slowly rides forward. LUKE DARION Yes, I am. James is perplexed. JAMES HARRIS What the hell you doin? Luke slowly turns his horse around to James. LUKE DARION (grins) I’m siding with the terrorists. Before James knows what to say, Luke rides as fast as he can to the the gates of Liberty. 69 EXT. LIBERTY WATCH TOWER - SAME Tyler up in the tower see’s Luke riding for Liberty. smile on his face he yells TYLER Open the gates, let him in! 70 EXT. LIBERTY GATES - SAME The gates open as Tyler runs down the watch tower ladder. The gates quickly close as Luke gets off the horse and is greeted by Maxwell and Tyler. MAXWELL Luke, what in the hell are you doin? Luke smiles brightly at Maxwell and offers his hand. LUKE DARION I decided to come to fight alongside my friends. Luke notices Tyler approaching. LUKE DARION And my.. son. Tyler and Luke shake hands. With a
68. 71 EXT. OUTSIDE LIBERTY GATES - LATER About 20 men of the Military drive the large battering ram against the gates of Liberty. The doors fall inward, swinging open and to the ground. 72 EXT. ELECTION LINE - EVENING
A line of people which goes for miles. Some of the people in the line carry signs that say, "Aiden For Freedom". Some carry tattered U.S. flags, others with the Tree Of Liberty flag. The people excited as they wait to vote. 73 EXT. ELECTION BOOTH - SAME A man checks the box next to Aiden on a very basic ballot and stuffs it in a box. 5 CPF agents sit behind the table as thousands of people in line wait to vote. 74 EXT. LIBERTY COURTYARD - SAME About 50 people of Liberty charge the oncoming soldiers. Maxwell and Alexander sling about, taking solider after soldier down. Tyler is on foot, hanging toward the back picking’ soldiers off with his bow and arrow. Aisha, Ziyad and Misha flash about with knives and various martial arts. Luke joins with Maxwell and Alexander and begins slaying soldier after soldier. Blood is quickly gathering on their body and faces. The two sides battle with various swords, knives and maces. Random fighters of Liberty begin to fall. Alexander, while in combat notices through the fallen Liberty gates some fiery lights on the horizon. He is able to get a good enough look to see that it’s another militia coming to their aide. A look of hope and excitement floods his face. As Alexander stares, from behind him we see Samuel dressed in the Military uniform. Samuel swings a big mace, hitting Alexander in the back of the head. Alexander falls to the ground. As Alexander lays on the ground unconscious, Samuel raises the mace and prepares for the final blow. SUDDENLY -
A sword pierces through Samuel’s stomach as his eyes fill with terror and he slips to the ground, dead. Ziyad standing behind him, pulls his sword out and kneels down to Alexander. 75 OUTSIDE LIBERTY The militia floods toward Liberty and engages the Military very quickly. Some of the people of Liberty cheer. The remaining Military try to retreat, but they only run into more militia and are taken down quickly. 76 INSIDE LIBERTY Aisha, Maxwell, Tyler, Luke, Misha are exhausted and bloodied as they stand in shock that they’ve won. Ziyad picks up Alexander and carries him to Maxwell. Maxwell drops his weapon immediately and grabs his son’s lifeless body and carries him inside Maxwell’s hut. 77 EXT. AIDEN CAMPAIGN EVENT - NIGHT Two black shoes on a stage as a crowd booms in loud clapping and cheers. William Aiden takes to the podiom to pandimoniom as confetti falls. 78 INT. MAXWELL’S HUT - NIGHT Alexander lay in bed, unconscience. Grief stricken silence fills the room as much of Liberty stands around Alexander in shock. Closest to Alexander are Maxwell to his right, Brayden to Alexander’s left and Tyler to his right. Aisha is crying behind Tyler. Jennifer checks Alexander’s pulse and wound. JENNIFER I don’t think it’ll be long.. Alexander’s breathing is slow and deep. Brayden has his head leaning against Alexander’s crying. Brayden kisses Alexander on the cheek. Jennifer places a hand on Brayden’s shoulder. Maxwell takes his dying sons hand as tears flood his steely eyes. He wipes them away and looks up to the sky.
70. 79 MAXWELL/ALEXANDER MONTAGE Maxwell picks up baby Alexander as Alexander giggles. Maxwell washes baby Alexander. Maxwell trains younger Alexander with a sword. 80 END MONTAGE MAXWELL (toward God) Why now? Tyler, fighting back tears, places his hand on Alexander’s hand, closes his eyes and looks down. TYLER You can go my (breaking) fr-friend. Tyler breaks down as Alexander, waiting. breath and is gone. confirming what they Aisha consoles him. The room watches Finally Alexander takes a long, deep Jennifer checks his pulse, her face already know.
JENNIFER (whispers) He’s gone. Brayden jumps up and runs out of the hut. after him. 81 OUTSIDE THE HUT - CONTINUOUS Bodies are still strewn on the ground. Jennifer catches up with Brayden and forces him to hug her. JENNIFER (whispers) I’m so sorry. Brayden sobs in her arms. 82 INT. POLITICAL CAMPAIGN RALLY - NIGHT William Aiden now begins his speech as the crowd is damn near impossible to tame. WILLIAM AIDEN My friends.. Tonight.. The most extreme thing has happened. America has decided to give freedom a chance again! Jennifer follows
The crowd explodes in cheering and applause. 83 EXT. LIBERTY - MORNING People are gathering up bodies and loading them into the back of a wagon. Jennifer stands out in the courtyard watching them. She turns toward the destroyed gates of Liberty to see a group of about 5 black vehicles pulling into Liberty. She quickly walks up to the car and stops, waiting to see who it is. The doors open and William steps out of the back of the first car. They make eye contact as she runs to him and they embrace. WILLIAM AIDEN What happened? Jennifer begins to cry. JENNIFER They tried to destroy Liberty, but somehow we made it.. I’m afraid we we lost Alexander. William looks like he’s been punched in the gut. I’m sorry. He’s good. WILLIAM AIDEN How’s your son? JENNIFER Thank God. Aisha with
Tyler and Aisha come up to Jennifer and William. her arms around Tyler’s body. WILLIAM AIDEN Jennifer, I don’t have a lot of time. Now that we’ve won.. I was wondering if you’d come with me? JENNIFER Of course, but.. what about Tyler? William notices how close Aisha and Tyler are. WILLIAM AIDEN (grins) Looks like he’ll be fine. Luke joins Tyler and Aisha.
LUKE DARION (to Jennifer) Go with him Jen, I got this. gonna stay here and rebuild Liberty. Least I can do.
Jennifer thinks about it and then looks William in the eyes. JENNIFER I’m coming with you, Mr. President. 84 EXT. LIBERTY LAKE SHORE - MORNING Fog lifts off the lake as Brayden sits in a tent, in mourning. His eyes are gray and he’s downcast. The sound of someone approaching causes him to exit the tent. Brayden and Maxwell make eye contact. BRAYDEN I can’t believe he’s gone. MAXWELL (beat) Yes, I know. An awkward moment of silence passes. MAXWELL The things I said to him hurt now, more than ever. But I’ll deal with that later. I just want you to know - you’re welcome here anytime. Alexander.. He.. cared for you.. and, I guess that’s what matters. We’re gonna need help rebuilding and... I hope you’ll stay. BRAYDEN I’d like that. MAXWELL Tell you what. I’ll teach you how to use a sword, if you can teach me how to sing. Deal? Brayden forces a smile and laughs. BRAYDEN Deal.
MAXWELL Did you hear the good news? BRAYDEN No. MAXWELL Aiden won. A little excitement bubbles to the surface of Brayden’s face but quickly fades. 85 EXT. ALEXANDER’S MONUMENT - DAY A giant monument built in honor of Alexander sits with people visiting it in Washington D.C. Alexander stands with a sword in one hand and the American flag in the other. VOICE OVER As the story of Liberty and Alexander’s death spread across the country, A monument was erected in his honor. A burnt, golden map of America displays. As the voice over continues the map becomes clean from the center outward until it’s a beautiful and whole map of America. VOICE OVER The American people slowly began to rebuild. President Aiden quickly disbanded the Civilian Police Force and restored all civil liberties he could. Over time he worked to bring troops home from around the world, shrink government, reduce debt significantly and allowed gold and silver to be used as money. Life in America wasn’t perfect but at least there was hope for tomorrow. FADE OUT.
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