Burn – Part 16

EXT. ABOVE THE RIDGE OVERLOOKING THE COTTAGE – NIGHT
Frankie’s lower leg is bound up. He leans against the bonnet of the large black car.

JOHNNY
Why wont you let her fix that?

Frank doesn’t answer. He just stares out into the empty night sky.

JOHNNY (CONT’D)
I know it’s weird but you’ll get used to it.

Frank is silent his brother turns and the side of his face is burnt off. Johnny doesn’t see it but Frank does.

The peach white naked form of the Lucia walks out of the pit of darkness in front of them her face arms and legs covered in blood she picks at her wounds.

She steps past the brothers and into the back of the Car.

FRANK
It’s not right. None of this.
JOHNNY
It’s a transition period.
FRANK
Is that what she says? We’re taking orders from her now?
JOHNNY
Brother she was always in charge.

We pull out and see the car is perched up on a hill above the cottage. Johnny gets into the drivers seat and starts the engine. Frank heads off into the darkness towards the cottage shotgun nestled under his arm.

Johnny watches his brother go with the last of the goons.

LUCIA
Let him go. Magic can only get you so far.

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INT. THE COTTAGE – KITCHEN – NIGHT

MICKEY
…I always thought it was all just new agey bullshit.
LILITH
I can’t believe you. You don’t do things by half. Do you?
MICKEY
I don’t know what the fuck is going on anymore. Are my crew Satanists now?
LILITH
Ha!
MICKEY
This is bullshit.
LILITH
Who is she? Who are you really honey? Why you? What’s so important about you?

Kimmi doesn’t answer.

MICKEY
What’s with the wolf.
LILITH
I don’t think that was a wolf per se. Who are you working for?
MICKEY
I told you I shot everyone.
LILITH
Including your boss.
MICKEY
Petrov was the first. When I ran out of bullets I picked up another gun and I kept shooting. I was outta my mind like I was …
LILITH
Like you were possessed. Who you fucking Mickey?
MICKEY
What’s that got to do with anything?
LILITH
Who are you fucking?
MICKEY
No-one.
LILITH
Don’t lie to me. I know you.
MICKEY
Really. I mean I’ve had flings.
LILITH
When?
MICKEY
I don’t remember?
LILITH
You don’t remember when you last fucked?
MICKEY
Is that so hard to believe?
LILITH
Yeah you’re a man. Not a priest… and you’re… well… you.
LILITH (CONT’D)
Who’s left?
MICKEY
I don’t know. I grabbed Kimi and then I torched the place.
LILITH
What about Petrov’s kids? his wife?
MICKEY
They died years ago.
LILITH
Really? I’m sorry.
MICKEY
I think it sent him a little loopy. He was always an arsehole, but it changed him.
LILITH
How did they die?
MICKEY
I invited you to the funeral.
LILITH
I never got the invite and I don’t know that I would’ve come.
LILITH (CONT’D)
Who’s he fucking now?
Silence.
LILITH (CONT’D)
Mickey?
MICKEY
It’s my ex. He’s fucking my ex.
LILITH
Lucia?
MICKEY
The bitch!
LILITH
I told you she was trouble. Didn’t I?
MICKEY
Trouble? How the fuck should’ve I know that that she was whatever the fuck she is.
LILITH
She has your come – you realise that don’t you? She has a little bit of your hair, blood and a jar of your come. She can put anything in front of your mind and control you like a fucking puppet.
MICKEY
Then why doesn’t she just get me to hand over the girl?
LILITH
Cause you’ve got someone looking after you.
MICKEY
You mean God?
LILITH
No arsehole. Me.
MICKEY
This is bullshit.
LILITH
I told you not to go back.
MICKEY
You should’ve stopped me.
LILITH
No-one can make you do anything you don’t want to – that’s why I love you. Loved you. They can only whisper. Suggest. They can’t make you do anything you’re not capable Of.

MICKEY
They?

Lilith doesn’t answer.

MICKEY (CONT’D)
Who the fuck are they? The fucking forces of darkness? Werewolves? Vampires? Little green men?
LILITH
You see and yet you still don’t believe.

Mickey looks around the flat and now WE SEE the trappings of a witch nestled in plain sight between the new age paraphernalia. By the door is the broom stick.

MICKEY
How did I never see this?
LILITH
Part of the problem is you never really saw me.
MICKEY
Oh this again?
LILITH
Don’t start!
MICKEY
You’re the one…
LILITH
I meant that sometimes you don’t see what you want you see.
MICKEY
Oh I don’t?
LILITH
One doesn’t see. One!

Mickey realises his error.

MICKEY
Do you have a jar of my come?
LILITH
Please.
MICKEY
but you’re a…
LILITH
No.
MICKEY
You’re a…a…witch.
LILITH
No I’m not a witch. Not there’s anything wrong with being a witch some of my best friends are witches. But I’m not a witch. I’m something else.
MICKEY
I thought you were just a hippy chick. With your scented candles and potpourri So now what? I’m not in any state to play Rambo…and with those things out in the field.
LILITH
Leave them out of this.
MICKEY
They tried to kill me. The evil little shits.
LILITH
No. They’re not evil. They just wanted to see what would happen.
MICKEY
What? If I got mauled by a giant wolf?
LILITH
They are not evil… Just really naughty.
MICKEY
Jesus Christ.
LILITH
Don’t. Not in my house.
MICKEY
So how do we deal with what’s coming? How do we kill them? Just tell me how the bloody hell we kill them.

Kimmi bangs on the table and points outside.

They are coming.

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