PAGE ONE (four panels)
Panel 1. FOUR is lying on a metal looking bed that is attached to the floor. He has no armor on his upper body, only on his lower body. FOUR is unconscious. The view is from above. NO DIALOGUE.
Panel 2. The view is from the side. FOUR’s eyes are open as if waking up. NO DIALOGUE.
Panel 3. FOUR is standing up in a defensive position with his wrist blades extended.
1 FIVE/KYLE: YOU MIGHT WANT TO CALM DOWN FOR A SECOND.
Panel 4. KYLE is sitting at a metal table and chair in the corner with Four’s armor. KYLE is still in full armor. FOUR’S helmet is on the table. His chest piece and arms pieces are on the floor next to the table. What looks to be a welding tool is coming from under KYLE’S left pointing finger.
1 KYLE: YOU’RE NOT IN ANY DANGER.
PAGE TWO (five panels)
Panel 1. Close up on FOUR, he looks slightly confused.
FOUR: WHERE AM I?
Panel 2. Close-up on KYLE’S helmet.
1 KYLE: YOU’RE IN MY ROOM… QUARTERS… WHATEVER.
2 FOUR: WHY? THE LAST THING I RECALL IS…
Panel 3. The final panel of the previous issue with FOUR’S eye showing through shattered eye piece of his helmet. The panel has a blue tint over it as the previous flashbacks have been.
1 FOUR (narration box) YOU WERE SECONDS AWAY FROM ENDING MY LIFE.
Panel 4. Mid-body shot of KYLE from the side. KYLE is welding FOUR’S helmet.
1 KYLE: I DIDN’T KNOW YOU WERE ALIVE. I COULDN’T SENSE YOUR LIFE SIGNS. I THOUGHT YOU WERE ANOTHER SYNTH.
2 FOUR: SYNTHETIC PROTOTYPE? NO. I WAS BLOCKING YOUR SENSORS. WILLIAM COMMANDED IT. THIS IS AN EXTENSION OF OUR MASKING DEVICE.
Panel 5. A shot from above showing FOUR no longer having his wrist blades out. FOUR is standing and KYLE is sitting still.
1 KYLE: THAT’S WHAT WE USE TO BECOME INVISIBLE?
2 FOUR: CORRECT. YOU WILL EVENTUALLY BE ABLE TO TELL THAT YOUR SENSORS BEING BLOCKED, EVEN IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT IS BLOCKING THEM. THAT IS WHY THERE ARE NO SURVEILLANCE DEVICES IN THIS FACILITY. AT LEAST IN THE LIVING QUARTERS.
1 KYLE: WE WOULD KNOW WE’RE BEING WATCHED IF THERE WERE.
PAGE THREE (six panels)
Panel 1. Close up on FOUR. He has a serious look on his face.
1 FOUR: MY ORIGINAL QUESTION REMAINS UNANSWERED. HOW DID COME TO BE LYING UNCONSCIOUS IN YOUR QUARTERS?
Panel 2. Close-up on KYLE’S helmet. NO DIALOGUE.
Panel 3. KYLE is standing over FOUR in another blue tinted flashback. His wrist blade is extended.
1 KYLE: OH MY GOD…THIS... THIS ISN’T A SYNTH!
Panel 4. Mid-body shot of WILLIAM walking towards KYLE. Blue tint.
1 WILLIAM: NO. THIS IS YOUR PREDECESSOR. CYBERNETIC PROTOTYPE ZERO ZERO FOUR.
1 KYLE: I THOUGHT YOU SAID THE OTHERS DIED IN THE PREVIOUS TESTS.
Panel 5. KYLE is looking down at FOUR. Blue tint.
1 WILLIAM: HE FAILED THE PREVIOUS TEST, BUT HE SURVIVED. IF HE DEFEATED YOU THEN I WOULD USE HIM IN MY FUTURE PLANS, BUT SINCE YOU ARE THE VICTOR.
Panel 6. WILLIAM is pulling out a handheld energy blaster and is aiming it at FOUR. NO DIALOGUE.
PAGE FOUR (six panels)
Panel 1. KYLE is swatting the blaster to the side while standing in front of the fallen FOUR. The blaster goes off and the blast explodes to the side of them, missing FOUR. NO DIALOGUE.
Panel 2. The view is slightly above and to the side of KYLE and WILLIAM.
1 WILLIAM: WHAT IS THIS!?
2 KYLE: THIS ISN’T RIGHT… I CAN’T LET YOU DO THAT. I CAN’T LET YOU KILL HIM.
3 WILLIAM: HE FAILED. HE KNEW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF HE FAILED.
Panel 3. Mid body shot of KYLE standing in front of FOUR.
1 WILLIAM: THIS IS NO DIFFERENT THAN THE MISSION YOU AGREED TO COMPLETE EARLIER ON TODAY. DO YOU REMEMBER?
2 KYLE: THIS IS DIFFERENT.
Panel 4. Close up on WILLIAM.
1 WILLIAM: IS IT?
Panel 5. Close up on KYLE’S helmet.
1 WILLIAM: YOU MAY NOT HAVE LOOKED UP THE FILES IN YOUR BRAIN NODE NETWORK, BUT I CAN KILL YOU ANYTIME I WANT.
2 KYLE: WHAT?
Panel 6. Side view of the two, WILLIAM looks calm. KYLE is in a slightly defensive pose.
1 WILLIAM: WHEN I IMPLEMENTED YOUR CYBERNETIC ENHANCEMENTS I LEFT YOU A LITTLE EXPLOSIVE PRESENT PLACED ON THE BASE OF YOUR SPINE. A MERE VOCAL COMMAND FROM ANYWHERE IN THE COMPLEX AND ONE OR BOTH OF YOU DIE.
2 KYLE: YOU WON’T KILL ME. I’M THE FIRST, RIGHT? THE FIRST ONE TO COMPLETE THE TESTS?
PAGE FIVE (six panels)
Panel 1. Close up on WILLIAM.
1 WILLIAM: CORRECT.
2 KYLE: THEN THAT’S FOUR PROTOTYPES BEFORE ME. DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HAVE TO MAKE FIVE MORE OF ME?
Panel 2. Above shot of KYLE picking up FOUR’S body.
1 KYLE: IF YOU KILL HIM, I WON’T COMPLETE YOUR MISSION. I PROMISE YOU THAT. I'LL DIE FIRST. AND THEN YOU'LL SPEND DECADES REPLACING ME.
2 WILLIAM: THEN HE’LL STAY IN YOUR ROOM. I SEE HIM AROUND THE COMPLEX, AND HE’S DEAD.
Panel 3. No more blue tint. KYLE is sitting with his armor on still.
1 KYLE: SO FOR THE TIME BEING , YOU’RE STUCK HERE WITH ME… PROTOTYPE… WHAT SHOULD I CALL YOU?
2 FOUR: MY DESIGNATION IS CYBERNETIC PROTOTYPE ZERO ZERO FOUR.
Panel 4. Side view of the two.
1 KYLE: NO, BEFORE ALL OF THIS, WHAT WAS YOUR NAME?
2 FOUR: I HAVE NO RECOLLECTION OF MY PAST BEFORE WAKING HERE IN WILLIAM’S COMPLEX.
Panel 5. Close up on Four.
1 FOUR: DO YOU? WHAT WAS YOUR NAME?
Panel 6. KYLE’S helmet is removed and you see his pale face and white eyes.
1 KYLE: KYLE RICHARD. MY NAME IS KYLE RICHARD.
PAGE SIX (five panels)
Panel 1. KYLE is standing up now.
1 FOUR: WHAT IS YOUR MISSION KYLE? THE ONE HE MENTIONED?
2 KYLE: I HAVE TO KILL THE ONES WHO KILLED ME.
3 FOUR: YOU AGREED TO THIS?
Panel 2. Close up on KYLE. He looks angry and bitter.
1 KYLE: THEY KILLED ME. THEY DESERVE IT.
2 FOUR: I TRIED TO KILL YOU. I WAS DOING IT DUE TO MY SENSE OF LOYALTY, BUT SEEING HOW WILLIAM TRIED TO KILL ME AND YOU SAVED ME. MY LOYALTY LIES WITH YOU, KYLE RICHARD.
Panel 3. Shot from behind FOUR so you can see KYLE.
1 FOUR: MY LOYALTY INSISTS I QUESTION YOUR MOTIVATION IN THIS SITUATION. WHY DID YOU SPARE ME? WHY ARE YOU GOING TO KILL YOUR MURDERERS?
2 KYLE: I… MY MOM WOULD BE ASHAMED OF ME IF I LET HIM KILL YOU. YOU WERE DEFENSELESS. LIKE.... LIKE I ALWAYS WAS.
Panel 4. Close up on KYLE his eyes are tearing up.
1 KYLE: GODDAMN IT. YOU’RE RIGHT. I DON’T HAVE MUCH OF A CHOICE THOUGH.
2 FOUR: IF YOU DIE, THEN I AM DEAD AS WELL. I THINK WE NEED TO DEACTIVATE THE EXPLOSIVES IN OUR SPINES.
Panel 5. KYLE is standing now facing FOUR from the side. FOUR’S face is calm and complacent as it normally is.
1 KYLE: HOW? IF WE MESS WITH THEM, THEY'LL GO OFF. OUR NANITES CAN'T HANDLE THAT TYPE OF DAMAGE TO OUR NERVOUS SYSTEM.
2 FOUR: WILLIAM HAS A COMPUTER NETWORK WHERE HE KEEPS HIS INFORMATION, RUNS HIS ISLAND, ETC. IT HAS WIRELESS ACCESS. I WOULD NEED TO BREAK INTO THE SYSTEM WITHOUT HIS KNOWLEDGE. THIS COULD TAKE TIME.
PAGE SEVEN (five panels)
Panel 1. Close-up on KYLE’S white eyes.
1 KYLE: HOW LONG?
2 FOUR: OVER A YEAR. I KNOW IT’S A LARGE AMOUNT OF TIME, BUT IF HE CATCHES ME…
3 KYLE: I KNOW. WE DIE.
Panel 2. KYLE is sitting down again.
1 KYLE: GOOD NEWS. HE SAID IT WILL TAKE A YEAR AND A HALF TO TRAIN ME. SO WE HAVE THE TIME. WHEN HE SENDS ME TO KILL NICK AND THE OTHERS FOR THIS TEST, AND I DON’T…
2 FOUR: I MAY BE DONE BY THEN… WE MAY BE CUTTING IT CLOSE.
Panel 3. Close up on KYLE with his head in his hands.
1 KYLE: FIVE YEARS. WHEN THAT TIME IS UP, IT WILL HAVE BEEN FIVE YEARS SINCE I’VE BEEN IN DILBANE. SINCE I’VE SEEN AL, IRENE, AND MOM.
2 FOUR: THESE PEOPLE ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU?
1 KYLE: I FORGOT YOU HAVE NO MEMORIES. YOU DON’T REMEMBER WHAT IT’S LIKE TO HAVE A FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I WONDER WHY THAT IS.
Panel 4. Close-up on Four.
1 FOUR: HE TOOK THEM FROM ME TO REMIND ME I WAS HIS, HE ONCE TOLD ME. I SUPPOSE THAT IS WHY YOU LOOK PALE AND HAVE COLORLESS EYES, AND I COULD MIX IN THE POPULATION WITH THE PROPER CLOTHING.
2 KYLE: IT’S TO KEEP ME FROM BEING NORMAL, OR EVEN RELATIVELY NORMAL.
Panel 5. KYLE is standing. FOUR is sitting as if concentrating.
1 KYLE: WE NEED TO START THEN. HACK INTO WILLIAM’S SYSTEMS AND I’LL KEEP TRAINING. I GUESS THAT’S THE ONLY PLAN TO GO ON.
2 FOUR: I’LL DO MY BEST, PROTOTYPE ZERO ZERO FIVE.
PAGE EIGHT (nine panels)
Panel 1. IRENE (age 13) is standing in the rain. It’s dark and the shot is close up so you can see a little bit of the background, which is a cemetery. Her face is sad, but she isn’t crying.
1 IRENE (narration box) WITH EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S HAPPENED SINCE THEN, IT ISN’T AS HARD TO THINK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO KYLE. HOURS AGO I COULDN’T EVEN TALK ABOUT IT, BUT NOW AFTER EVERYTHING THAT’S HAPPENED…
Panel 2. Irene is still standing wearing all black, which is for the funeral she just attended (in the panel timeline, not in the narration storyline). A figure can be seen walking towards her from behind. The figure is Al for future reference.
1 AL: YOUR DAD SAID I’D FIND YOU HERE. HE SAID YOU CAME BACK AS SOON AS HE TOOK YOU HOME.
2 IRENE: AL.
Panel 3. IRENE and AL and standing across from one another, with half a foot facing each other in the pouring rain. IRENE is crying now.
1 IRENE: I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? HE’S DEAD. HE’S….
Panel 4. IRENE is on her knees facing KYLE’S gravestone. The view is from the side with the gravestone in panel.
1 IRENE: HE’S F*CKING DEAD. NO ONE CARES. THEY’RE SAYING HE KILLED HIMSELF... I… I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT.
Panel 5. Same view, but AL is kneeling into the frame now.
2 AL: I CAN’T EITHER. I… THIS IS MY FAULT.
Panel 6. AL’S hiding his face in his hands crying. IRENE is looking at him, but not touching him.
1 AL: I KNOW NICK AND HIS MORONS HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THIS… I KNOW IT. I COULDN’T PROTECT HIM. I TOLD HIM… I TOLD HIM I WOULD AND COULD, BUT HE’S DEAD NOW…
Panel 7. AL and IRENE are standing now. Tears are streaming down both of their faces. AL is facing away from IRENE toward the panel.
1 AL: NOW I HAVE TO RUN AWAY LIKE A COWARD… MY DAD… WE’RE MOVING.
2 IRENE: WHAT?
3 AL: HE SAYS THIS PLACE IS TOO MUCH FOR ME… WHAT’S HAPPENED HERE. HE IS MOVING TO JAPAN FOR A BUSINESS DEAL. HE WAS GOING TO HAVE ME LIVE WITH MY MOM, BUT…
Panel 8. Close up on IRENE. She has one tear coming out of her eye.
1 IRENE: FOR HOW LONG?
2 AL: YEARS. I… I’LL SEE YOU LATER. GO HOME. YOUR DAD IS WORRIED.
Panel 9. IRENE is closing her eyes. She isn’t crying in this panel. The shot is a mid body shot with her chest in frame and AL walking away in the distance.
1 IRENE (narration box) I DIDN’T SEE AL FOR FIVE YEARS AFTER HE LEFT. THAT WAS TODAY.
PAGE NINE (eight panels)
Panel 1. IRENE (age 18) in the same type of shot, but it’s day and very bright outside. She is dressed in a short sleeve button-up shirt that is slightly provocative. For later reference she has slightly baggy jeans on and a black bracelet with metal spikes on them. Her hair is different, in a ponytail (this is listed in her bio page). She has red highlights in her hair as well.
1 IRENE (narration box) THIS IS TODAY.
Panel 2. IRENE is walking up the steps to Dilbane High School. The shot is far away and there are several other students in the panel. NO DIALOGUE.
Panel 3. IRENE is in the school walking to her locker. The shot is from the side. IRENE is holding books in her arms. She is looking behind her in response to LINDSAY yelling at her.
1 LINDSAY: HEY BITCH! I’M F*CKING TALKING TO YOU.
Panel 4. IRENE is being pushed by LINDSAY into a locker. IRENE has an angry look on her face.
1 IRENE (narration box) THIS IS LINDSAY. SHE IS NICK’S GIRL AT THE MOMENT. THIS ISN’T A SURPRISE GIVEN HER LOVABLE AND WARM PERSONALITY.
2 IRENE: WHAT THE HELL?
3 LINDSAY: YOU TOOK MY PARKING SPOT. I TOLD YOU NOT TO PARK THERE.
Panel 5. IRENE is pushing back. LINDSAY’S back is in the panel. IRENE is in the defensive stance and looks angry.
1 IRENE: THIS IS ABOUT SOMETHING THAT TRIVIAL? LEAVE ME ALONE.
2 NICK (off panel): IRENE, BUT SHE ASKED YOU SO NICELY. YOU SHOULD GO MOVE IT. NOW.
1 IRENE: BUT I’LL BE LATE FOR CLASS. I… F*CK THIS.
Panel 6. NICK is grabbing IRENE by the wrist. He is reaching back to slap her. The panel view is from the side slightly. IRENE’S face can be seen looking frightened, but emboldened.
Panel 7. NICK’S ‘slapping hand’ is being grabbed by someone unseen. NO DIALOGUE.
Panel 8. NICK is turning his head to see who is grabbing him. NO DIALOGUE.
PAGE TEN (ten panels)
Panel 1. The panel view is from the side. NICK is being punched in the face. Blood is coming out of his mouth. His eyes are closed and the puncher is still out of panel. NO DIALOGUE.
Panel 2. AL (age 18) is in panel in his black trench coat. The panel view is from the front. There are other students backing off due to their fear of the student who just smoked NICK in the face.
1 AL: I THINK SHE SAID TO LEAVE HER ALONE.
Panel 3. AL is punching NICK with a straight forward punch. The panel view is low with NICK’S head not entirely in view.
Panel 4. NICK slams up against the lockers. No dialogue.
Panel 5. JOSH is running at AL from behind. JOSH is at least seven feet away.
1 JOSH: YOU’RE DEAD!
Panel 6. AL is using a side kick to hit JOSH in the stomach. JOSH looks surprised, in pain, and out of breath. The view is from the side. No dialogue.
Panel 7. The other three friends of NICK are around AL now in the circle. The other students are staying out of the way. Some teachers are wading far in the background trying to get to the fight. AL is standing calm and cool. The other three are in a crouched offensive position.
Panel 8. AL is swiping at one with his foot in a back arcing roundhouse. No dialogue.
Panel 9. AL is ducking while one of the three hits the other in the face. No dialogue.
Panel 10. AL is upper cutting the final of NICK’S crew into unconsciousness. The others are laid out in the panel accordingly. AL didn’t even get a hand laid on him. NO DIALOGUE.
PAGE ELEVEN (six panels)
Panel 1. A teacher has finally come to ‘intervene’. He is grabbing AL by the shoulder.
1 TEACHER: MADDINGTON… AL MADDINGTON… WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?
Panel 2. AL is walking off panel shrugging his shoulders.
1 AL: DEFENDING MYSELF.
2 TEACHER: PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE. NOW.
Panel 3. IRENE is sitting across the table from AL in the cafeteria. The view is from above.
1 IRENE: THANKS FOR EARLIER. THINGS WITH NICK HAVEN’T CHANGED THAT MUCH SINCE YOU LEFT.
2 AL: I NOTICED.
Panel 4. The panel is a close up of IRENE.
1 IRENE: FIVE YEARS. YOUR DAD KEPT YOU IN JAPAN FOR FIVE YEARS. NOW YOU’RE BACK?
2 AL: YEAH, SPEAKING ENGLISH AGAIN IS A LITTLE OFFSETTING, BUT I’LL GET USED TO IT.
Panel 5. Close up on AL eating a sandwich.
1 IRENE: IF I MAY INQUIRE, WHERE DID YOU LEARN TO FIGHT LIKE THAT?
2 AL: JAPAN.
3 IRENE: I MEAN WHERE IN JAPAN?
4 AL: IT’S SORT OF A LONG STORY… I’LL TELL YOU SOME OTHER TIME… K?
Panel 6. Above view of IRENE getting up.
1 IRENE: FINE, I’LL HOLD YOU TO THAT THOUGH.
1 AL: I’D EXPECT NOTHING LESS FROM YOU.
PAGE TWELVE (six panels)
Panel 1. KYLE is putting on his armor in front of FOUR. They are in the quarters that they were when we left them years prior.
1 KYLE (narration box) I HAD TRAINED FOR OVER A YEAR AND A HALF. I HAD BEEN AWAY FOR FIVE YEARS. TODAY WAS THE DAY WILLIAM WANTED ME KILL MY MURDERERS. THIS IS THE DAY I PLANNED TO DISAPPOINT HIM.
Panel 2. KYLE is holding his helmet under his arm looking at FOUR.
1 KYLE: HOW CLOSE ARE YOU?
2 FOUR: WITHIN THE HOUR I’LL HAVE ACCESS TO THE FILES. I APOLOGIZE FOR THE TIME, BUT THERE IS NOT ANOTHER WAY.
3 KYLE: WE’RE CUTTING IT DAMN CLOSE THAT’S FOR SURE. I’LL GO TO WILLIAM FOR BRIEFING, THEN I’LL TAKE MY TIME TO HELP BOTH OF US OUT. TO KEEP US ALIVE.
Panel 3. KYLE is standing in front of WILLIAM. WILLIAM has his hands behind his back glaring forward. KYLE looks at ease, not a typical soldier in the least bit. They are in WILLIAM'S main chamber. There is a huge computer screen and odd controls placed throughout the chamber. A chair is placed in front of the screen.
1 WILLIAM: YOUR MISSION IS TO ELIMATE NICK VYLE, JOSH, SIGMEN, FREDRICK KRAGGER, ASHTON BLAZE, AND PETER BROKK. KILL THEM IN ANY FASHION YOU WISH, BUT EXCEPT FOR THEM, STAY UNSEEN. I WOULD PREFER IF YOUR EXISTENCE STAYS A SECRET FOR NOW.
2 KYLE: UNDERSTOOD. I'LL GET TO IT.
Panel 4. KYLE is walking away. WILLIAM is in the background glaring at KYLE through his long hair.
1 WILLIAM: DO NOT FAIL ME PROTOTYPE FIVE.
2 KYLE: I KNOW... OR KABLU-IE IN MY SPINE. BELIEVE ME I REMEMBER.
Panel 5. KYLE is flying through the air with his kinetic boosters and stabilizers lit up blue. He is turned backwards looking at the complex from the sky. Everything is dark due to him still being inside the masking field.
1 KYLE(narration box) I'VE NEVER BEEN OUT HERE BEFORE. THIS PLACE IS MASSIVE! I MEAN I KNEW IT HAD TO BE WITH ALL OF THE TRAINING ROOMS, I MAPPED OUT HALF THIS MUCH IN MY HEAD WITH THE AMOUNT THAT I SAW; USING MY BRAIN NODE THINGIES AND THEIR PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY...
Panel 6. KYLE is flying away over the ocean. The waves are parting as KYLE flies over the water as a result of his kinetic boosters. There are glaciers in the background. The background is lighter color due to KYLE being outside the masking device. NO DIALOGUE.
PAGE THIRTEEN (two panels)
Panel 1. WILLIAM is sitting in a metal chair staring at a screen with a map on it. The map has a red dot with a trail behind it with the numbers ‘005’ next to it. The view is from behind WILLIAM.
1 WILLIAM (narration box) THE EXPLOSIVE IN PROTOTYPE 005’S NECK WORKS AS A CRUDE TRACKING DEVICE; SHARING THE SAME ENERGY SOURCE AS THE EXPLOSIVE IN ORDER TO PREVENT DETECTION. HE THINKS I CAN’T KEEP TABS ON HIM. HE WILL FOLLOW MY ORDERS.
Panel 2. Close up on WILLIAM’S eyes. His eyes are jet black. His look is intense and focused.
1 WILLIAM (narration box) OR HE’LL DIE.
PAGE FOURTEEN (three panels)
Panel 1. KYLE is flying over the U.S. mainland now. He is looking over the land below him. The view is in front of KYLE looking back at KYLE’S helmet.
1 KYLE (narration box) I’M OVER KENTUCKY NOW. I’M GETTING CLOSE TO DILBANE. I HAVE TO BUY TIME. FOUR HAS TO HACK INTO WILLIAM’S DATABASE OR WE’RE BOTH DEAD. I’VE BETTER MASK MY PRESENCE. I WOULDN’T WANT TO HAVE SOMEONE CALL THE MILITARY ABOUT A BLACK AND BLUE FLYING METAL MAN.
Panel 2. Same view with same background, but KYLE is gone.
1 KYLE (narration box) NOW NO ONE CAN SEE ME. STORY OF MY LIFE.
Panel 3. The city limits sign to Dilbane is front and center with buildings in the background. NO DIALOGUE.
PAGE FIFTEEN (4 panels)
Panel 1. IRENE is sitting next to AL in class. Other students are talking in the background.
1 IRENE: SO THEY DIDN’T KICK YOU TWO OUT?
2 AL: NO, IF THEY KICKED ME OUT, THEY’D HAVE TO KICK NICK OUT. HIS DAD WOULD EAT OUT THE PRINCIPAL’S ASS IF HE SUSPENDED HIS PRECIOUS SON.
Panel 2. Close up on the side of Irene’s face talking to Al. She’s leaning over as if she is trying to keep the conversation between them.
1 IRENE: THINGS HAVE BEEN PRETTY BAD SINCE YOU LEFT. NICK IS ACTUALLY THE LOWEST PART OF THE SHIT PILE.
Panel 3. Close up in the same manner towards AL.
2 AL: IN WHAT WAY?
Panel 4. The wall next to the door cracks and dust shoots out of the wall as if something hit the other side with extreme force. The students have fallen out of chairs, gotten under their desks, or running away from the wall.
PAGE SIXTEEN (three panels)
Panel 1. AL is standing next to his desk. IRENE is under her desk. Other students are panicking in the background.
1 IRENE: GET DOWN! THAT SOUNDED LIKE A BOMB!
2 AL: THAT WASN’T AN EXPLOSION.
Panel 2. AL is walking towards the door next to the indention in the wall. He looks unafraid. NO DIALOGUE.
Panel 3. AL opens the door. The view is from behind. The glass in the door is cracked. He is reaching the door handle. NO DIALOGUE.
PAGE SEVENTEEN (one panel)
Panel 1. AL is the doorway looking out into the hallway. The view is from the front looking into the room from the hallway. Blood is all over the floor and splattered on the walls. A hand is peeking into the panel from the ground.
AL: OH MY GOD…