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Part 10
Chapter 25: Adrift at Sea

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[Scene opens on the Goliath raft. The hatch is open. Fei is jumping around in the foreground, in the raft divisor, chasing a fish. He keeps doing this from one side to the other while Elly speaks from offscreen.]

FEI
You little...!
Hold it!

ELLY
"I knew it... I thought this thing was floating unusually...
But even knowing that, there's no way we can get them out... right?
They're right under us, but covered by water and a thick wall."

[Elly keeps pondering from out of sight.]

ELLY
"It's probably Weltall and Vierge.
For better or worse, they have stuck by us this far. ... But, they are useless now at this point though."

[Camera pans up to center above the hatch. Elly leaps out towards the "fish alley."]

ELLY
"It appears our Gears are underneath here, Fei. But, we can't reach them...
... What're you doing, Fei?"

[Camera pan back and down to the divisor. Fei turns around several times, then turns to Elly.]

FEI
"What am I doing? Can't you tell...? I'm trying to catch a fish!
This one's been jumping up and down, right in front of me, trying to make me look like a fool..."

[The fish jumps up on Fei's left side. Fei turns.]

FEI
"You little punk! I see you!"

[Fei jumps after it. Elly turns in that direction as the camera pans up to above and in front of her.]

ELLY
"Uh, umm, you're not going to catch it and eat it are you?"

FEI
"If we don't eat, we're gonna die...... Alright!! I gotcha!!"

[The fish is thrown in front of Elly. She backs up a few steps, then a few more as Fei jumps onto the divisor and then onto the dock facing the hatch.]

ELLY
"You're joking. You'll get sick."

FEI
"You're not gonna eat? Let me see... We need something to cook it with."

[Fei jumps down the hatch. Elly stares at the flopping fish.]

ELLY
...

[Elly turns to the hatch.]

ELLY
"Hey, come on, stop it. I'm not to blame if you get sick and die."

FEI
"Don't worry. Once it's in your stomach it's all the same."

[As Elly answers, camera pan close and rotate to behind her, then pan away a few feet.]

ELLY
"I'm not going to... Fei!! Look, there..."

[Fei jumps out of the hatch the same direction he jumped in.]

FEI
"What!? Did the fish get away?"

[Fei turns around to the direction Elly is facing.]

FEI
"What're you talking about?
It's still there... What the...!? ... That's...!"

[Camera pan up to the sky and the sun. The huge flying saucer from before (see Chapter 07), is flying at a great height, and blocks the sunbeam as it passes the sun from left to right. Camera pan back to the raft.]

FEI
"That's... that thing I saw in the desert. It's flying a lot higher this time."

ELLY
"It's Shevat... That's its usual altitude."

[Fei turns to Elly.]

FEI
"Shevat... Where have I heard... Yeah, that's right...
That weird masked man! He said my father was in its military...
So that saucer is what doc and that masked man said was the country my father and mother lived in?"

[Elly turns to Fei.]

ELLY
"Really? I wouldn't know... It's a country outside the reach of Solaris.
Shevat uses the same kind of barrier that Solaris does, so you can't reach it by conventional means."

FEI
"How can something that flies that high in the sky be a 'country'?"

ELLY
"Yes. I don't blame you for being so surprised.
It usually hovers over the region known as the Aquvy islands area.
You probably saw it on some sort of special mission. That's why it was flying so low..."

[Fei turns around. Camera begins to pan up from the raft.]

FEI
"Shevat..."

[Camera pans slowly up to Shevat, which is away from the sun now. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the exact same shot of Shevat. A rumbling noise is heard. Camera pan down to the left this time to the Yggdrasil's deck, behind the outside wheel. Bart is staring off the opposite side towards Shevat.]

BART
...

[Bart pauses.]

BART
Ouch...

[Bart ponders.]

BART
"I guess the Bart Missiles weren't such a good idea, huh...
We were able to save you and your friends, Citan... But I wonder what happened to Fei and Elly..."

[Bart pauses.]

BART
"I'm sure... they're alive somewhere... And, once again..."

[Bart turns around and shakes his head.]

BART
"Man!
The sea breeze stings my eye... So this is what they call the sea..."

[Bart pauses.]

BART
"First of all, I have to apologize to those two."

[Bart leaves. Scene change.]

[Begin music: "Leftovers of the Dreams of the Strong" - skip intro]

[Scene opens on the bridge entrance. Bart goes to the bridge. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the bridge. Bart goes to Sigurd.]

SIGURD
"Young master... You should apologize to the two of them."

[Bart goes to Franz.]

FRANZ
"Oh, young master! I... I'm not loafing on the job! Honest!"

[Bart leaves the bridge and heads for the Gun Room. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the Gun Room. Bart goes over to Maison, who begins to lecture very fast.]

MAISON
"Oh, young master! If the young master doesn't come here more often to
receive an education fit for a prince, then old Maison, who is in charge of his upbringing, will disgrace
the very memory of King Edbart IV... god bless him. Typical of the young master not to even listen to me!
The king was peace-loving, a very generous person... On the contrary, not only does the young master put
his name on a missile, but goes and shoots an unknown airplane with it. To make the matters worse,
his good friend Fei and company were onboard it..."

[Maison stops himself.]

MAISON
"Anyway, one must apologize to Doctor Uzuki and his friend Master Rico, right!?
They were on their way toward the Gear Hangar..."

[Bart heads for the men's quarters below the Gun Room. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the men's quarters. Bart goes over to Hammer.]

HAMMER
"So you're Bart, the 'pirate', huh...
Hammer, the 'supplier', has great information for you... Shakhan still controls Aveh...
He's planning military intervention in Nisan. But for some reason, Gebler is stopping him...
... Oh, so you already knew that?"

[Bart leaves and heads for the Gear Shop in the Gear Hangar. Scene change.]

[Scene opens in the Gear Shop. Citan is over in the corner. Bart walks to him. Citan turns around.]

CITAN
"Oh, young one. Did you want to talk to me?"

[Bart looks down.]

BART
"Um... About my shooting down the Goliath... I'm, errh, really, errh..."

[Citan turns around.]

CITAN
"Oh, is that it? I guess it could not be helped...
But, jumping the gun is your bad habit. A king should always keep calm and judge carefully!"

[Bart looks up.]

BART
(Maison says the same thing.)

[Bart nods.]

BART
"Yeah, I know, I know! By the way, I have something to ask you..."

[Citan turns back to Bart.]

CITAN
"Oh? That is unusual."

BART
"Well, it's about this warship we're on...
... which is the same type as the Yggdrasil.
Years ago, my old man told me it was scrapped because the peace talks with Kislev made progress.
So I knew it existed..."

CITAN
"Hmm. Then, what is bothering you?"

BART
"The symbol on the ship... It's not our Royal Crest! Look at this."

[Bart walks up close to Citan.]

CITAN
"This is..."

BART
"I thought you knew it. Whose crest is it?"

CITAN
"I am not positive but it looks like Shevat's."

BART
"Shevat? What do you mean?"

[Citan starts thinking.]

CITAN
"The Yggdrasil may not have been made by your father.
At that time, much of the potential technology was not understood and hence, was hidden.
Maybe your father might have been scared of its power and so sealed it away."

[Citan looks up. Bart turns around, walks a step and looks down with his arms folded.]

BART
"Hmm, I see. So this may not have been ours from the start.
If so, I wanna meet the guys who made this amazing baby."

[Citan turns around.]

CITAN
"Actually, they may be closer to you than you suspect..."

[Bart looks up and turns around.]

BART
"Huh? What did you say?"

[Citan turns back to Bart.]

CITAN
"Anyway, enough worrying... But I do think you should apologize to Rico.
You may get more than a bruise this time though."

[Bart nods.]

BART
"Yeah."

[Bart prepares to go.]

CITAN
"Rico was checking on his Gear."

[Bart leaves and heads for Stier's dock. Scene change.]

[Scene opens behind Stier on its dock, at head level, at right side angle. Pan down to the deck. Rico is talking to the mechanic. Bart walks up a couple of steps, keeping his distance.]

BART
"Y, you know..."

[Rico and the mechanic keep talking, ignoring Bart. We don't hear their conversation.]

BART
"Hey?"

RICO
...

BART
"Quit the silent treatment! I came here to apologize!"

[Rico turns around.]

RICO
"...
What's your problem!? I thought I dealt with you a while ago.
I'm not the type to dwell on the past."

BART
...

[Rico turns around to the mechanic.]

RICO
"I'm more concerned about those two Gears there... Who the hell are you?
I'm amazed you tune them to run so well!
I thought Fei and I were the only ones who could work Gears that well..."

BART
"Wow you really are the Battling Champ... Oops, I mean ex-Champ...
I'm amazed how you can tell how good a Gear is just by looking at it."

[Rico turns to Bart.]

RICO
"I guess you can't learn all about the world inside a dark prison.
Really interesting. I was gonna move on but now I've changed my mind... Let me join you, boss."

[Bart nods.]

BART
"I guess it's alright..."

[Scene fade slowly. Stop music.]

-----

[Scene opens on ocean at night. Camera over nothing but water. Fei and Elly's voices are heard.]

ELLY
It... seems like we've drifted further off.

[Begin music: "Distant Promise"]

FEI
... Constantly drifting... Sounds like me right now.

ELLY
What do you mean?

FEI
I've just been drifting around... being led by circumstances.

ELLY
No... that's not right.
In Aveh, you helped Bart when he needed it.
And in Kislev, you gave your all to defend, to save everyone.
You've even shown concern for me many times.

FEI
No... I'm just no good.

ELLY
Why?

FEI
Probably deep inside, I'm not really trying to help.
Somehow, I get the feeling that all I've done I did because I wanted to be needed.
That if I did something for them... then maybe, I'd have a place to belong...
There's a side of me that comforts itself like that.
That doesn't mean I don't want to help. But, that doesn't mean I really want to help either.
It might not be 'nothing', but it sure isn't the 'whole' either.
I'd been drifting, led around until I met you, Elly.
Now, we're stranded out in the ocean.
I'm sorry... I got you involved.

ELLY
It's okay. Don't worry about me.
I've been thinking why I'm here.
I could've just gone back. But for some reason I didn't...
Probably because you said it's better to do something than nothing.
I think that's why I felt I had to do something.
It's OK not to feel 'whole'.
Even if you only feel partly complete, if you repeat that enough, eventually it'll be 'whole'.
A part... is better than zero.

[Camera pans down to the corner of the raft behind Fei and Elly who are sitting on the edge, looking out over the water in slightly different directions.]

FEI
You're right... I'm sorry...

[Fei ponders.]

FEI
"If we're saved... will you go back?"

ELLY
"I probably won't go back to my squad.
Right now, I really don't want to be there...
Besides, I could probably do something else... I don't have to be in the army.
So, I'm thinking of going back to my country."

FEI
"Is that possible? But what about the army?"

ELLY
"It's not like anyone knows what I did.
They've probably already classified me as MIA."

FEI
"Hmm. I hope at least you'll survive.
I'm sure you'll find what you want to do in your life."

[Elly turns to Fei, still sitting.]

ELLY
"You said... something about... being comforted."

FEI
"Yes."

ELLY
"Don't be too hard on yourself. Everyone wants to be needed at times.
All of us want to give something inside ourselves to others to be accepted.
... Even me. Remember how you forced yourself to eat those emergency rations?"

[Scene fade/switch.]

[Scene fade in on the non-hatch part of the dock, daytime. Elly is looking to the left.]

FEI
UUUURRRGHH!

[Elly runs off the screen. Camera pan over to the left to reveal Fei looking down at the edge and Elly standing behind him.]

ELLY
"Hey... are you okay?"

[Elly stops.]

ELLY
"I told you not to eat such a gross looking animal."

[Fei turns around.]

FEI
"It tastes horrible. The last time I had food this bad was doc's cooking."

ELLY
?

[Scene fade/switch.]

[Scene fade in above the dock near the hatch. Fei and Elly are standing on the side.]

FEI
"But unless we do something we're going to die."

ELLY
"I guess there's no other way. I was hoping to save this a little longer..."

[Elly walks up to Fei, reaches into her jacket and holds out something.]

ELLY
"This should hold us for another day...
But it's only for emergency calories so I can't promise how good it'll taste."

[Fei reaches into Elly's hand, and then looks down.]

FEI
"Huh!? What? It's dry and crumbly?"

ELLY
"I thought so... You don't like it, do you?"

[Fei shakes his head.]

FEI
"Wha? N, no... It's good. Yeah, ah, it's great.
Whatever you'd share with me couldn't be that bad, could it?"

[Scene fade/switch.]

[Scene fades in on the present raft at nightfall. Camera a distance behind Elly's side.]

ELLY
"You forced yourself to eat those rations earlier, didn't you?
For me to survive, it would have been better not to share it.
But, watching you eat it even though it tasted bad comforted me.
I felt glad that I shared it with you... It made me feel a little better."

FEI
"For your own sake?"

ELLY
"Yes, for my own sake. Selfish, I admit.
But, I think it's okay to be that way at first.
But little by little you learn about your own happiness...
And someday you are able to share that important part of you with someone else. Some... day."

[Scene cut to in front of the two. Elly gets to her feet suddenly, looking at Fei.]

ELLY
"Ah..."

FEI
"? What's up?"

[Elly shakes her head quickly.]

ELLY
"... Nothing. It just felt as though I've told you the same thing long ago...
It must be my imagination. I couldn't have said it to you before, because we've only just met, haven't we?"

[Scene cut to previous shot from behind Elly's side at a distance.]

ELLY
"Yes, it's probably just my imagination..."

[Scene fade. Fade music.]

 Chapter 24: Escape Ignas

 

Chapter 26: Men of the Sea

 

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