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-- First Seen: 2009-01-09
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The Transcript For This Page
Regular-sized panel. This time weâ€™ll run the logo across the top of the strip like weâ€™ve done a few times before.
Caillard is seated at a table in the Water Bros. CafÃ©, having breakfast. In the foreground, we see Stellina from the back, in silhouette. Caillard is sipping his coffee and not looking at her in this frame.
Guy: Ah, Fiorella. Sorry to start without you but I was â€¦
Switch angles. Now Guy is in the foreground looking at Fiorella. Instead of her customary business suit she is wearing Cererean clothing â€“ stylish-but-practical, and has her auto-pistol holstered on her right hip. Guy is taken aback.
Guy: Er, well, the new outfit does suit you, but itâ€™s hardly professional.
She sits down across the table from him. Her back is to the bar.
Guy: And while the firearm is a common accessory here, but you wonâ€™t be able to keep it back on Terra.
Fiorella: Guy â€¦
Guy and Fiorella, from the side. Fiorella looks sad as she speaks. Guy is reacting in shock.
Fiorella. Iâ€™m not going back.
Guy: Youâ€™re â€“ what are you saying?
Looking over Guyâ€™s shoulder at Fiorella. In the background we can see EMILY ROSE, who works there as a waitress, doing something with the glassware behind the bar.
(Emily Rose is about 16, and happens to be Billyâ€™s older sister (of Billy and Wally fame). Sheâ€™s cute but not strikingly beautiful â€“ no particulars on how she looks except that she should look like sheâ€™s related to Billy.)
Fiorella: The truth is, I donâ€™t like what we are doing to people. In the year and a half Iâ€™ve been in the Service, I have become more and more disillusioned.
Now looking over Fiorellaâ€™s shoulder at Guy, who is struggling to maintain his composure.
Guy: Fiorella, none of us really likes what we are doing. But someone has to, right?
Fiorella: No, I donâ€™t think so. Anyway, itâ€™s not for me.
Pull back so we can see them both from the side, Fiorella on the right.
Fiorella stands up, reaching out with one hand to touch Guyâ€™s hand on the table. Guy looks up helplessly at her. Emily Rose is approaching the table with a fresh pot of coffee.
Fiorella: Iâ€™m going to escape from Terra, Guy.
Fiorella: You could too, you know.
Fiorella walks away from the table in the direction of the cafÃ© exit, a sad but determined look on her face. Guy just sits there, shattered. Emily stands by, looking confused.