*Red Saints: Josie Chronicles 2*

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Action horror story about vampire hunters who use themselves as bait and enhance their blood to destroy their enemies. This excerpt takes place in Rome and shows Carly, a Red Saint in training, and her first encounter with her vampire foe Felix.

 

EXT. FOUNTAIN — NIGHT

CARLY sits on a bench and touches up her makeup carefully.

CARLY sees a beautiful classic Rolls Royce slowly stop across the plaza.

CARLY checks her face in her compact mirror again before putting it away.

CARLY looks up and sees a surprisingly handsome, well-dressed man (FELIX) approaching.

FELIX
Hello.

CARLY smiles at FELIX, clearly surprised by how attractive he is.

CARLY
Hi, you speak English?

FELIX stands confidently in front of her with his hands in his pockets.

FELIX Yes I do.

FELIX leans in playfully.

FELIX (CONT’D) And you look American.

CARLY laughs, FELIX laughs with her.

CARLY
I do? Is that a bad thing?

FELIX
Not at all, I like Americans.

CARLY is welcoming and touches her finger to her lips, quite charmed by this man she is hopefully suspecting to be her foe.

CARLY
Okay, glad to hear it.

FELIX
May I sit down with you?

CARLY smiles and scoots over on her bench.

CARLY
Please.

FELIX
Are you by yourself this evening?

CARLY (sighs)
I think so unfortunately. I was supposed to meet someone here but I don’t see them and I’ve been waiting awhile.

FELIX
That is not right to keep a woman
waiting.

CARLY
I know, so rude.

CARLY and the FELIX laugh.

FELIX
I am guessing this, friend, is new?

CARLY
Yeah, I met him earlier today
actually.

FELIX
I see, and how long are you in
town?

CARLY
Just a couple of weeks. Taking a
break from school.

FELIX
Good for you, what are you
studying?

CARLY
I’m an art history major.

FELIX
Ahh, you’re in the right place.

CARLY
I know, I’m just in love with this
city! The energy, the architecture, all the fountains and statues.

FELIX
Have you seen much of the city at
night?

CARLY
Bits here and there. I’ve been
doing most of my sightseeing during the day and, sort of checking out the local bars at night.

FELIX smiles at CARLY.

FELIX
Well, I don’t know what you had
planned this evening, but I do have a car and driver parked over there.

FELIX points to the beautiful antique Rolls Royce parked across from where they are sitting.

FELIX (CONT’D)
If you are through waiting for your
friend, maybe I could interest you in a tour of the city?

CARLY is a bit awestruck, even momentarily forgetting who she is dealing with.

CARLY Sure, let’s go.

FELIX smiles at her acceptance and stands up, extending his hand to her.

INT. CAR — LATER

CARLY and FELIX drive around Rome taking in the sights as they are lit up by the city.

CARLY
This is so amazing. Everything is
so much more beautiful at night. The shadows, and contrasts.

FELIX
I agree, more beautiful indeed.
FELIX reaches to her and caresses her cheek.

CARLY smiles and glances down at her glass of wine.

CARLY
I’m having a really great time,
thanks for taking me out.

FELIX
It’s been my pleasure. Do you mind
if I take you somewhere that is very special to me?

CARLY raises her almost empty glass.

CARLY
Is it far?

FELIX smiles.

FELIX
Not too far, and worth every
moment, I promise.

CARLY Sounds magical.

FELIX pours CARLY more wine.

EXT. VINEYARD — NIGHT

FELIX and CARLY arrive at the old vineyard, pulling around front of the house in the circular driveway.
CARLY and FELIX get out of the car, and CARLY stunned with her surroundings.

CARLY
This is so beautiful, do you live
here?

FELIX
My grandfather’s place. I’m happy
in the city. But I love it up here.

CARLY
I’m just speechless with all of
this.

FELIX
Well then, you’ll really want to
see this.

CARLY
You mean there’s more?

FELIX extends his hand.

FELIX and CARLY walk to the back of the house to the large patio, complete with an elegantly lit fountain, which overlooks the city. Separating them, a vast vineyard.

CARLY steps playfully in her surroundings, smiling from ear to ear.

FELIX
So what do you think?
CARLY takes the whole scene in.

CARLY
I think I’m out of my league.

FELIX What do you mean?

CARLY laughs, taking another sip of her wine.

CARLY
It’s an expression. It means maybe
I don’t belong here.

FELIX But you are here.

CARLY looks at the shimmering clear water pouring over fountain.

CARLY
Yes I am. And you brought me here.

FELIX
I’m glad I did.

CARLY walks closer to FELIX.

CARLY
This is all very magical, I don’t
know how to thank you.

FELIX
Your appreciation and your company
is thanks enough.

CARLY leans in and gives FELIX a kiss on the cheek, then licks her stained red lips.

CARLY
That’s for you.

FELIX laughs.

FELIX
Thank you.

FELIX takes CARLY by the hand.

CARLY looks into FELIX’s eyes before kissing him the lips.

CARLY
I think that was for me.

FELIX pulls her in and kisses her. He embraces her tightly before their hands begin to pass over one another’s body with passionate discovery.

FELIX gently lies CARLY down on the wide, smooth stone fountain edge. Their passion continues.

FELIX cradles CARLY’s neck and kisses her.

CARLY wraps her arms around him, excited by his amazing touch.

FELIX exposes his fangs and bites CARLY on the neck.

CARLY feels the pressure, but it doesn’t hurt the way she thought it would. In fact, it’s the most arousing amount of pressure and pain she’s ever felt.

CARLY squeezes FELIX as he feeds on her. His bit continues for several seconds, with each breath CARLY takes increasing the excitement of the moment.

FELIX finally releases his bite as CARLY’s blood drips from her neck into the fountain, turning the water pink.

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