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Xenogears: The Complete Script

Part 03
Chapter 07: Desert Attack

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[Begin music: "Emotions"]

[Scene opens outside Dazil. Fei walks west from Dazil, and enters the vast desert. Scene change.]

[Stop music.]

[Scene opens on the desert. Two Gears jump quickly towards camera, pass it and then jump away into the horizon. Fei runs up a dune behind them as they pass out of sight.]

FEI
"W, what are they!? Are they Aveh Gears?
... I'm worried about doc..."

[Fei turns around and looks down at the ground.]

FEI
"Guess I may as well follow those Gears."

[Fei follows the Gears' path a ways. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on flat area of desert. Fei runs in and then stops in the middle of a flat section of desert.]

FEI
"How far has doc gone? ... And now I've lost sight of those Gears too."

[A rumbling begins. Fei looks around, trying to find the source.]

FEI
"What's happening?"

[Camera pan back from Fei to reveal a huge shadow cross over him standing alone in the desert. Fei turns around and sees the source of the shadow.]

FEI
!!

[Pan back further and very high from Fei to reveal a saucer-shaped vehicle flying very low, surrounded by a red-orange barrier-like area, and it's also very large. The outer part of it seems to rotate around the inner part. Scene cut to a shot from below. The saucer disappears behind a dune as Fei runs up it and the camera returns to his perspective.]

FEI
"W, what the heck is that thing?"

[Fei runs towards it. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on desert. Two more Gears are jumping like the previous ones, and cross Fei's line of vision, who is just standing there looking at them.]

FEI
"A different unit? Are they going toward the direction the saucer went?
I'd better follow them so as not to lose sight of them..."

[Fei follows the new Gears. After a while, dusk starts to settle in on the desert. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on dusk desert. Fei is walking now rather than running.]

FEI
"Does this desert ever end? It'll get dark soon, so I better hurry up and..."

[A motor is heard. Fei looks to his left and sees Aveh soldiers riding sand bikes cruise by some distance away.]

FEI
"What's going on here? Gears, a flying saucer... and now these guys...
I hope doc's alright!"

[Another motor is heard coming the same direction as the bikes. It sounds like a straggler.]

FEI
"... Eeyah!"

[Scene cut to in front of the bike. Fei runs right in front of the sand bike, and it swerves to avoid him, crashing onto its side.]

SOLDIER
Wa-a-a-a!!

[Scene cut to the flung bike. Fei runs over to the bike, it's wheels still rolling, and its pilot has been flung from the bike a good distance.]

FEI
"Errh, sorry about that! Just let me borrow this for a while!"

[Fei gets on the bike, gives it a couple of engine thrusts, then turns it and rides away on one wheel. The soldier runs out to where Fei souped up the bike.]

SOLDIER
Hey, wa~it!

[Scene fade.]

[Scene opens on dunes. Fei rides over them on the sand bike very fast. After a few dune hops, he turns on a flat patch of land and turns a corner. As he disappears off the screen, the dusk turns into nightfall. ]

[Same scene as was repeated previously up to Fei turning the corner, but it's nightfall instead of dusk. He stops the bike after turning the corner. A noise starts, puzzling him.]

FEI
?

[A smoke blast knocks Fei and the bike backwards, off the screen. Scene fade immediately.]

[Scene open on Fei, now bikeless, standing in the middle of the desert. A huge Gear lands behind him, and it's head turns to see him.]

[Begin music: "Fuse"]

[Fei backs up a couple steps, and the Gear rotates to fully face him. Fei turns and runs. But another Gear of the same design lands in front of him, effectively putting him in a pincer attack by the two Gears. Fei runs back a couple steps the other direction but the first Gear is there. He turns and looks at each Gear a couple of times.]

FEI
"What's with you guys?
Aren't you overreacting a little for just stealing a motorcycle..."

[The Gear in front of Fei starts to raise one arm against Fei, but then suddenly gunfire from off the screen blows both Gears onto their backs.]

[Stop music.]

[Fei turns to the source of the gunfire.]

FEI
"Ah...!"

[Camera pans over to reveal Weltall. Weltall gets down in the landing position, and Citan walks out onto 'his' hand.]

CITAN
"Fei! I was looking everywhere for you."

[Camera pans back. Fei runs over to Weltall.]

FEI
"Doc! You're alright?"

CITAN
"Yes, of course..."

[Citan looks to the side and sees something.]

CITAN
!

[Citan continues staring.]

CITAN
"Looks like we do not have time to chat."

[Fei turns and looks the direction Citan is. The two Gears that were mowed down by Weltall get up.]

CITAN
"Fei, hurry!"

[Fei turns back to Citan.]

FEI
"Hurry and do what...?"

CITAN
"I cannot use Weltall very well! Only you can use its full potential...
Hurry up and get on board!"

[Citan jumps off of Weltall.]

FEI
"... A, a, alright."

[Fei boards Weltall and it rises to its feet.]

[Begin music: "The Steel Giant"]

[Battle: Weltall vs. Trooper x2]

[Stop music. Camera inside the cockpit of Weltall, Fei at the controls.]

FEI
"I don't know how... but I beat them!"

VOICE
HA, HA, HA, HA, HA!

[Camera change to behind Fei. He looks out the side window.]

FEI
"W, what the?"

[Camera pans up from Weltall up a huge stone pillar to a sinister-looking Gear with its arms folded. Upon closer inspection, this is the same sinister-looking Gear that appeared in Lahan. A man in a purple and black cloak and hood with his face covered, and giving off an air of pure evil, stands on the Gear's shoulder. A huge full red moon behind it makes it look even more ominous. Camera zooms in for closer look, panning down to the Man in Black.]

MAN IN BLACK
"Your hot blooded desire for battle has not been tamed, I see."

[Scene fade.]

FMV 08: Sinister Figures
[Fei looks out of the cockpit.]

FEI
"Who are you!?"

[Fei's face goes blue as it shows a shock of realization. The blue changes to a shadow of the Man In Black. Fei hears several voices, including his own.]

FEI'S VOICE
"Huh? Right... I know you."

[Fei's face fades into the mask of the Man In Black.]

FEI'S VOICE
"You killed... her."

[The pendant flashes.]

[Fei is in a dark place looking up, confused.]

FEI'S VOICE
"Her?"

[Camera shows the pendant lying on the ground. Camera pans back and flashes to reveal the kid resembling Fei from before with blood on his face.]

KID'S VOICE
"No."

[Flash to another shot of the Fei-like kid, only this time he's in a orange and red-lighted area with nothing else. ]

KID'S VOICE
"It wasn't. Not me!"

[He covers his face in his hands and kneels.]

KID'S VOICE
"I..."

[Another voice is heard, this one low, and utterly resentful.]

ANOTHER VOICE
"You coward."

[The kid resembling Fei removes his hands from his face to see a silhouette of the evil-faced red-haired kid from before in front of him.]

RED-HAIRED KID
"It was you!"
[----END FMV 08----]

[Scene opens with camera behind Fei in the cockpit again.]

[Begin music: "Grahf, the Emperor of Darkness"]

FEI
"You're the one from... Lahan...!!"

[Scene cut to below Weltall. A gust of wind and dust blows past Citan at the feet of Weltall. Camera pans up to the sinister figure and his Gear.]

CITAN
"Here we go again..."

MAN IN BLACK
"My name is Grahf... The seeker of power.
You certainly showed how much power you had back there in Lahan, didn't you, Fei!?"

[Camera changes to cockpit view of Grahf.]

FEI
"How much power I had? What are you talking about!"

GRAHF
"A greater power... is what I need to fulfill my mission.
I sent those Gears into that land as a catalyst to awaken the power in you... To make contact with you."

FEI
"As a catalyst!? You mean you caused that intentionally!?"

GRAHF
"That's right. The death of your loved ones...
And you powerless against it happening... The grief, the screams from your heart born out of the tragedy...
There! That was the catalyst for triggering your power."

[Scene cut to in front of Weltall, pan up to behind Grahf.]

FEI
"You mean you attacked my village just to get me in that Gear!?
Why!? Why did the villagers have to die...?"

GRAHF
"Who cares why! It does not matter how many of them died...
They were wretched vermin, only living from day to day without ever fulfilling their prescribed destinies!
And have you forgotten? You were the one who destroyed the village. I did not lift a finger."

FEI
"No!! I was just trying to save the village and its people!
I never intended to destroy it!!"

[Scene cut to a shot of both Weltall and Grahf's Gear from a distance, Citan watching in foreground.]

GRAHF
"Is that really so? Surely you have heard it?
It is the very essence of you... the voice of desire from within you that craves destruction."

FEI
"Shut up!
Even if that were true, aren't you still the one who caused it!?
If you hadn't come, the village wouldn't have suffered the way it did!"

GRAHF
"Ah, so now you resort to blame? I see...
That sounds like something 'you' would say. That's good. Your basic nature remains unchanged."

[Scene cut to foreground of cockpit, looking at Fei.]

FEI
"Crap..."

[A short pause.]

FEI
"You said you need my power? What were you intending to do with it!?"

[Scene cut to in front of Grahf and his Gear. Pan back to a full shot.]

GRAHF
"You know very well... It is to destroy... mother god..."

FEI
"D, destroy god?"

GRAHF
"Yes, we will destroy god. That is our purpose... That is our destiny!"

FEI
"Don't be ridiculous! I won't get involved in such a thing!
If you want to destroy your god, or whatever it is you're on about... do it by yourself!!!"

[Camera rotates around Grahf to the side and up to his level.]

GRAHF
"Hah, hah, hah... You resemble your father."

FEI
"My father? You mean my dad? You know my father!?"

GRAHF
"That was... a most delightful scream. I was enthralled by it.
Nothing is more beautiful than a scream of death."

[Scene cut to Fei's view of Grahf from Weltall's cockpit.]

FEI
"What did you do to my father!? What happened between you two!?"

GRAHF
"Hmph, do you really wish to know? There is no use in you knowing it now."

FEI
"What!?"

GRAHF
"Your power is still beneath that needed for my purposes.
Anything unusable must be tried until it becomes suitable."

[Scene cut to behind Grahf looking at Weltall. The ground begins to tremble.]

FEI
"What?"

[The dust starts to move as something burrows up from the depths. Camera change to cockpit view from Weltall as a worm-like monster pops up directly in front of him.]

[Begin music: "Knight of Fire"]

FEI
"!! What in hell is that!?"

[Scene cut to in front of Grahf and his Gear at a distance.]

GRAHF
"What will you do, Fei? If you die here, then so be it.
You may indeed gain some happiness from not knowing. But surely, that is not what you truly want...?
If you want to know the truth... and that is what you want, isn't it Fei... then this is what to do...
You must show me that you have attained the level of strength I require...
To do that you must destroy others by using your own strength!
Then you will gain all that was lost in exchange for that scream of death! Ha, ha, ha, ha!!"

[Grahf ascends into the night sky, departing. Scene cut back to Weltall's cockpit view.]

FEI
"W, wait! We're not finished talking yet!!"

[The worm-like monster roars.]

[Battle: Weltall vs. Wyrm]

[Scene opens on one side of Weltall. Weltall descends into landing position. Citan runs up to front of Weltall.]

CITAN
"Fei! Are you alright!?"

[The cockpit opens.]

CITAN
"Fei!"

[Fei walks out slowly, with a downcast and depressed expression on his face.]

FEI
"... I'm fine... The Gear seems to be broken though..."

CITAN
"I am so glad that you are unharmed.
The Gear had only temporary repairs made on it. They were not made to survive an outright battle like that."

FEI
"..."

CITAN
"Fei?"

[Two Gears like the ones from before jump to each side of Weltall. Citan looks at both of them, then turns towards the first one again.]

CITAN
"Oh no! The Aveh Military! Not now...!"

[Citan turns to Fei.]

CITAN
"Fei, I think we should remain calm... ...?"

FEI
"..."

CITAN
"Fei?"

[Camera pans in close to Fei. Scene fade.]

-----

[Scene opens on moving desert. A sand cruiser drives past the screen from right to left, Weltall attached to its roof. Dust flies after the exhaust passes the screen. Camera turns and follows the sand cruiser from the rear, panning back over it to see Weltall. Cruiser moves away from camera and into the distance. Scene fade.]

[Scene opens on a room inside the Cruiser. Citan is sitting on the edge of a bed, Fei is lying asleep on the one parallel to it. Camera pans in close to Fei. Scene fade.]

FMV 09: Crossed Paths
[Scene opens on a silhouette that lights up into Fei. It is raining heavily with lightning and thunder. Wind rustles through the grass. Three figures appear a distance away from him. Two of them become encased in a red aura, one in blue. One is Grahf, the one surrounded by blue is a man who appears to be a Martial Artist, and the other is a Red-haired being who very much resembles the man who appeared in Weltall just before Lahan was destroyed.]

[Camera rotates as Grahf lifts his head to camera.]

GRAHF
"Let us join together."

[Grahf's eyes become red. Fade to white. Scene fade.]
[----END FMV 09----]

FMV 10: A Last Stand
[Same scene as FMV 09, but closer to the trio. Camera is in front of the martial artist.]

MARTIAL ARTIST
"I never thought we'd meet again like this. It must be... fate."

[Camera turns to Grahf: his eyes are still red, unmoving.]

MARTIAL ARTIST
"How ironic."

[Grahf's eyes become narrower. A lightning bolt flashes in the distance. Camera returns to Martial Artist.]

MARTIAL ARTIST
"But..."

[The Martial Artist looks at the Red-haired being next to him.]

MARTIAL ARTIST
"I'll never let you have him."

[The Red-Haired man's face creases into an evil smirk. The martial artist closes his eyes for a second, opens them and then says the following words with determination.]

MARTIAL ARTIST
"Even if it kills me!"

[Fade to white.]
[----END FMV 10--]

[Scene opens on Citan and Fei in the chamber again. Fei gets up and walks to a corner.]

CITAN
"How are you, Fei? Did you sleep well?"

[Fei still has his downcast and depressed demeanor.]

FEI
"Huh? Ahh... well... sort of..."

CITAN
"Sorry I messed up... I was careless.
That Gear is a top secret experimental model from Kislev...
It was only natural that Aveh would also be madly searching for it."

[Citan continues talking.]

CITAN
"Fei? Are you hurt? You do not look so well."

[Begin music: "The One Who is Torn Apart"]

FEI
"Well... I suppose you could say I was hurt..."

CITAN
"That man in black...spoke of your father's fate... Is that what is wrong?"

[Fei turns and leans his back against the wall, facing Citan, but looking downward.]

FEI
"There is that too, but..."

[Fei stops for a second.]

FEI
"It's the other stuff he said...
What happened at Lahan... was all planned to get me to ride in that Gear... Or so he claimed.
That's got me worried..."

[Fei walks over to Citan.]

CITAN
"To get you to ride in that Gear...?"

FEI
"Doc, before the village was destroyed, I lived without doubting myself.
But it's different now. I don't... know who I am. I've never felt like this before..."

CITAN
"Well we cannot do anything as long as we are prisoners... even if we wanted to."
Let us rest a little. Maybe it will sort your feelings out a little.

FEI
[Let's talk more.]

CITAN
"Are you worried about your father?"

FEI
"All I know is what the maids at my home in Lahan told me...
One night a strange masked man carried me to Lahan. I was heavily wounded at the time...
In my delirium I called out for my father... That's all they could tell me about my background.
I don't remember anything of my father or my past... So I guess I'm not really all that lonely or sad..."

CITAN
Let us rest a little.
[Let's talk more.]

FEI
"Doc, why didn't I notice that I had no memories up until now?"

CITAN
"..."
Let us rest a little.
[Good idea.]

[Fei walks off to one side. Camera rotates in on Citan.]

CITAN
"...
(It was him! No mistake... That was no coincidence...)
(Could it be that we are approaching... the -Time- of the -Gospel-...?)"

[Scene change. Floating debris in a space-time continuum. A sound not unlike that of a clock ticking. Camera zooms down the "corridor" very slowly to reveal a throne with a emperor with a face concealed by a mask on it, and Citan is standing on a makeshift platform in front of him.]

EMPEROR
"Yes, the -Gospel-.
We are the people expelled from paradise and forced to live on the cruel surface of the earth.
We who fill this land will once again return to the presence of god in paradise and live there eternally.
That is the -Time- of the -Gospel-. That -Time- is at hand."

[The clock sound continues, and the shards around the throne rumble at regular intervals throughout this exchange.]

EMPEROR
"We, the Gazel, must find god's resting place by then and resurrect him.
That is our final prayer..."

CITAN
"Our final prayer?"

EMPEROR
"Our final prayer to escape from the -Fate- that was determined at our genesis."

[Scene change to barracks in cruiser. Fei is still in the corner. Citan is looking the other way.]

CITAN
"(Majesty... is this the end...?)"

[Citan turns around and looks at Fei. Camera pans around the room over towards Fei. Scene fade.]

[Stop music.]

-----

[Scene opens on desert, but there's a targeting scope making up the screen. A sand cruiser flies into view of it. The scope moves down and in a bit, focusing on the sand cruiser.]

VOICE
Bingo! Just as the report said - an Aveh transport.
And look at what we have on top...!

[Scope focuses in to reveal that this is the cruiser carrying Weltall.]

VOICE
No mistaking it! That's a new Kislev model! It has to be the stolen Gear everyone is after!!

[Scene fade.]

[Scene opens on the bridge underneath the target scope. A young man in a pirate uniform with an eye patch over one eye has been looking at it. For now, script will refer to him as "Pirate." The pirate stands up from viewing through the target scope.]

PIRATE
Whatever the case... There's no way we are going to let that Shakahn guy have it...

[The pirate retracts the target scope.]

[Begin music: "Leftovers of the Dreams of the Strong"- speed faster than normal tempo]

PIRATE
Gunner!

GUNNER
Turret A 'Anton' and Turret B 'Belta' can initiate their ectropometers twenty seconds after opening their hatches.

PIRATE
Franz!

FRANZ
I don't hear anything other than the flowing sound of the sand... No suspicious radar activity detected!

[The pirate walks to the steering wheel.]

PIRATE
Marseilles!

MARSEILLES
Maitreya's units are on standby at the catapults.
They'll all be able to launch one minute after we resurface!

PIRATE
Good! Let's do it!
BattCon level 1!

[An alarm goes off in the interior of the ship flashing a light and making a brief buzz sound. The light stays on.]

VOICES
Surface-combat, ready!
Torpedo room, ready!
Anti-Gear guns, ready!
Navigation and Engineering are also ready!

[Camera pans to the bridge entrance. The door opens and in walks a old man with white hair and spectacles. He will be referred to as "Elderly Gentleman" for now.]

ELDERLY GENTLEMAN
Y, young master! What is happening? What was the alarm all about...

[The door opens again to reveal a taller, much younger man, with white hair and an eye patch over his right eye, not unlike the one the first pirate was wearing over his right eye. For now, we'll refer to him as "First Mate"]

FIRST MATE
Not again...? Young master! Hold on a second!

[Camera pans back to the pirate next to the wheel.]

PIRATE
Battle stations, everyone! Surface navigation, begin operating the sand pump!
Prepare to fire starboard cannons upon surfacing!

FIRST MATE
Young master!!

ELDERLY GENTLEMAN
Y, young master!!

PIRATE
Trim to the right! The wind is strong up there and we may be blown off balance!
... Jerico! Hand the helm over to me!

[Scene change.]

[Scene opens back to the barracks Fei and Citan are in, same locations they were in at the end of the last barracks scene.]

CITAN
"Look! What is that...?"

[Citan walks over to the porthole next to Fei and looks out it. Camera zooms into porthole. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on moving desert. A large dark-colored craft pops out of the sandy ground and rocks back and forth as it surfaces, moving at the same speed as the cruiser.]

CITAN
"A sand cruiser... It must be those desert pirates!"

[The cruiser flies behind a dune. Fade to white. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the top of the pirate's sand cruiser. Camera pans back and away to reveal the whole length of the cruiser and two double-barreled guns turning towards the sand cruiser Fei and Citan are riding in. Camera pans down to reveal an insignia of a yellow Y in a circle on the front of the pirate's craft. The craft begins firing at the cruiser.]

[Scene change.]

[Scene opens on inside of bridge where the pirate is standing in front of the elderly gentleman and first mate.]

VOICE
Alternate firing between A 'Anton' and B 'Belta'! Calculating adjustments!

[Pirate nods.]

PIRATE
Awww yeah!
Switch modes over to salvos after the initial shots!
Let's slow 'em down. Get ready to give them a spankin' they won't forget!

[Elderly Gentleman runs up to the Pirate.]

ELDERLY GENTLEMAN
Young master, please wait! It may just be a requisitioned ship, not a warship...

[Scene cut to pan in front of the trio next to the wheel.]

PIRATE
Let me handle this! Whether it's a warship or not, it's carrying a new Gear!

[Pirate turns around and shouts out an order.]

PIRATE
Gunner! Let 'em have it!!

[The bridge lights up as a projectile is fired from the craft. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on barracks. Citan and Fei are having trouble keeping their balance. The room shudders as the craft is hit. A shifting sound begins.]

CITAN
"Oh-oh!"

[Another shudder as the craft is hit again. The room starts to tilt to one side. Citan turns to the window.]

CITAN
"Judging by the angle... it seems as if a gun blast has made a hole in the hull...
We will probably sink within minutes."

FEI
"A few minutes... Doc!!"

[Citan walks to the door.]

CITAN
"It is locked... Somebody free us!
Argghh!!"

[Another shudder. The door is knocked off of its hinges, and sand begins to fill the floor. Fei walks to the doorway.]

[Begin music: "Fuse"]

FEI
"Let's get out of here, doc!"

[Fei and Citan run out the door.]

CITAN
"There is a switch for the sand barrier door on the right hand side wall there!
But be careful... Once it is closed it cannot be opened again."

[Fei does what he needs to, and throws the switch. The duo make their way up the sinking cruiser to the hold.]

CITAN
"Whew, that was close."

[The duo continue until they reach the outside. Fei walks out onto the deck and looks around, because Citan isn't there.]

FEI
"Doc!? Where did you go, doc!?"

[Citan answers from off-screen.]

CITAN
"Fei! Can you hear me? I am moving the crane towards Weltall's cockpit.
Hurry! Go up the crane to Weltall! We are going under fast!"

FEI
"... I got you, doc! But when you're done, you hurry up there too, okay!?"

[The crane shifts and Fei makes his way across it to the cable at the end. He slides down the cable to the end, just above the prostrate Weltall.]

FEI
"Here we go again... You and I seem to have a fated relationship!"

[Fei jumps from the crane into Weltall's cockpit. Scene fade.]

[Scene opens on Citan standing near the dock exit. A Gear shifting is heard, and Weltall gets up from below sight, then turns around to face Citan. Weltall walks up to the deck Citan is standing on.]

FEI
"C'mon doc! Over here! Hurry up!"

[Citan runs behind the bridge entrance, out of view. Weltall turns around after a second, and flies away. Scene fade.]

[Scene opens on the sinking cruiser. Camera pans to the sky a short distance away. A motor is heard, and Weltall lands in the landing position.]

[Fade music.]

CITAN
"Wooh..."

[Citan jumps away from Weltall, walks forward and backward a couple steps.]

CITAN
"Whoops..."

[Citan turns around to Weltall.]

FEI
"Are you okay, doc?"

CITAN
"Ha ha ha... Well, Doctor Citan Uzuki!
Feels like you have sacked your saccules, and tickled your utricles enough for one life time! Wow, dizzy!"

FEI
"Sorry about that, doc! I didn't have time to open up the cockpit...
Are you really okay, doc?"

CITAN
"Fei, I was only joking. Riding in the hand was not so bad.
I can see what is so good about this top secret experimental Kislev machine."

FEI
"Yeah, when I started it up, it began doing all kinds of stuff by itself...
The environmental response system and weight-reduction hovering kicked in straight away... automatically!"

CITAN
"Really...? Amazing...!"

VOICE
Save yourselves but leave your friends to sink in a sea of sand... Don't you believe in comradeship?

[Citan turns around to see the source of the voice.]

CITAN
"? ..."

FEI
"!!?..."

[Fade to white.]

[Begin music: "Knight of Fire"]

[Fade in close on the leg of a large red Gear with a plume. Immediately move to a shot of the Gear's head, and reveal another Gear behind it. Another flash reveals the pirate's craft, stopped a distance away. Camera pans back to in front of the red Gear. Camera switch to reveal the red Gear is flanked by two other red Gears of a different design, obviously not as intricate.]

PIRATE
It's not very manly of you two to leave your platoon to die while you run away in a Gear, you know?

[----Battle mode----]

[Weltall is squared off against the pirate's Gear. Camera shot from behind Weltall.]

FEI
"Wait one moment! We're not Aveh soldiers!"

PIRATE
"Hm. Can't you make a better plea for your life?
You come jumping out of an Aveh ship and claim that you are not Aveh soldiers!
Stop trying to fool me!"

FEI
"I tell you, it's true!"

PIRATE
"Tsk. How pathetic are you?!
Even if you're the pettiest of soldiers, how's about showing a little spine...
... and put up a decent fight!"

[Scene cut to behind the pirate's Gear.]

FEI
"Stop it! I'm telling you I'm no soldier! I don't want to fight!"

PIRATE
"How nauseating! Why don't you stop grumbling,
leave the Gear and run away?"

[The pirate's Gear makes a double-combo attack on Weltall. Camera shot in front of Weltall following attack.]

PIRATE
"For someone who doesn't want to fight, you're quite powerful...
I see, an all-environment model... so that's it, huh?
Now I want it even more!"

[Battle: Weltall vs. Brigandier]

[During the battle, the ground suddenly starts to shake underneath the two combatants. Camera change to overhead of the two Gears.]

FEI
"!?"

PIRATE
"Oh-no! This is not good!!"

[Camera in front of Brigandier from Weltall's POV. Camera descends beneath the sand.]

PIRATE
"In the heat of battle, I go get caught in quicksand!
Darn. Me of all people!"

[Scene cut to shot of both Gears from a distance. The Gears fall beneath the sand slowly as the ground shakes.]

PIRATE
"Damn! It's all your fault!
Boy are you going to get it later. So be darn ready!"

FEI
"Why!"

[Fade music. Scene fade.]

-----

[Scene opens on Brigandier standing next to Weltall, in the landing position. The pirate is already out of his Gear and walking to Weltall.]

PIRATE
"Hey, come down here now! I'm not gonna kill you. All I want is for you to leave this Gear...Huh?"

[Fei jumps out of the cockpit during the scene.]

FEI
What?

[The pirate walks back a step.]

PIRATE
"Hey!? You're not an Aveh soldier?"

[Fei walks a step towards the pirate.]

FEI
"I told you that in my intercom transmission earlier.
You're the one who refused to listen to me, right?"

PIRATE
"Ha, ha, ha. Sorry, sorry. Yes, I remember you were saying something like that.
I went off half-cocked and thought you were the enemy.
Uhh, ahem... My name is Bart. I'm the pirate that works this territory."

FEI
"My name is Fei.
I was arrested for no apparent reason, shoved into that Aveh transport ship...
... And was nearly going to be sent to a concentration camp until you went and blew the thing to blazes.
Anyway... I'm just glad to have been able to survive."

[Bart walks back towards his Gear a bit, stops and looks up. Camera pans up to the face of the two Gears.]

BART
"I see... Well, I'm glad I at least helped you out a little.
But I didn't expect a civilian like you would be riding in a military Gear.
Besides, this Gear is a brand new model. I've never seen this type before."

[Fei turns to Weltall.]

FEI
"Let's just say that a lot of things have happened...
It wasn't like I wanted to pilot it!"

[Fei turns back to Bart.]

FEI
"Where are we anyway? Looks like we fell into one weird place.
I've never heard of huge stalactite caves such as this existing under the desert before."

BART
"What? You don't know anything, do you? Where are you from?
The desert only covers around 1000 sharls of the outer layer of the earth.
The stratum underneath that consists of igneous rock."

FEI
"From a sea of trees to a sea of sand... and now a stalactite cave...
What's next...?"

BART
"What are you talking about?"

FEI
"Oh, nothing... Never mind..."

BART
"We're in trouble... Look, the hole we fell through has disappeared.
We'd better find some other way out... So, you wanna call a truce for now?
... At least until we find an exit and get out of here."

[Camera begins to pan up from the Gears up to the cavern roof.]

FEI
"Yes... agreed.
First, we gotta find the way out of here... So, let's get going..."

[Scene fade.]

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[Scene opens on the deck of the pirate's craft. Numerous Aveh staff are standing around the dock, surrounded by workers from the pirate's craft, a nurse, and a pirate overseeing.]

SOLDIER
Phew, thank god... I didn't wanna dry up and die in the desert...

[One soldier heads towards the open hatch.]

WORKER
Hey, you! I know you're tired but don't go any further than there!

SOLDIER
Shut up! You sunk our ship! Don't you forget that!

PIRATE
No, you shut up! Just be thankful that you were saved!

NURSE
Excuse me...

[The nurse gets everyone's attention.]

NURSE
Is there anyone who is almost dead, with no arms and legs, or in need of an abdominal operation!?

[The nurse looks around.]

NURSE
No one...? Well that's depressing...

[Camera pan back to reveal the first mate standing next to the outside steering wheel. Citan is standing a few feet away. They are both watching the others below them.]

CITAN
"I see...
So your 'young one' has not just been shooting at anything and everything then, Sigurd."

SIGURD
"Yes, he actually calculated this attack... ... or so he says!
As you can see... no one has died this time, either."

[A Gear making a lot of noise, similar to the ones flanking Brigandier earlier walks up in front of the ship and turns to face Sigurd.]

GEAR PILOT
Sigurd, sir! The collection of the goods and soldiers from the Aveh transport is almost complete.
We still can't locate the young master... General Maitreya's platoon will scout around again.

[Sigurd turns to the Gear.]

SIGURD
"Okay. I'm counting on you."

GEAR PILOT
Yes, sir! Since I'm part of the unit I'll also excuse myself.

[The Gear turns and flies away.]

CITAN
"So, what happened to this 'young one' you call 'master'?"

[Sigurd turns back to face the goings-on below.]

SIGURD
"He fell into an underground cave with that other guy in a Gear.
It's near an old excavation site, and he is riding in a Gear, so he'll probably be able to come up somehow...
We'll try to find him for a while, and if that doesn't work, then we'll wait for him at our meeting point."

CITAN
"You seem to trust him a lot..."

SIGURD
"Trust him... Yeah, I trust he'll get us into trouble."

[Sigurd pauses for a couple seconds.]

SIGURD
"But I never thought I would meet you here, 'Hyu'..."

[Citan turns to Sigurd.]

CITAN
"It is not coincidence. It is an inevitable consequence... I assume."

[Sigurd turns to face Citan.]

SIGURD
"... Hyuga... Are you saying something is about to happen?"

[Scene fade.]

 Chapter 06: Dazil

 

Chapter 08: Stalactite Cave

 

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