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"Soul" The manga you haven't seen yet
« on: July 14, 2016, 04:24:53 PM »
Soul Episode 0 "A Hiro's Birth"

Before ya read:

-Purpose: To show that I can write, and I want to help people craft their stories, be they writer or artist. I want to find ways to help you craft your stories!

-Feedback: More than welcome!

-Want to help: Well I'm a writer and have an artist but we're both definitely open to help! Just message me, BUT warning, I'm serious about turning this into a manga then anime. The story has been mapped for 4 seasons.

-This story: It is episode 0 not 1 because it is a prequel to the main story arc. All stories have way more complexities than its summary, but the main story, in brief, is about an unlikely boy and an even more unlikely mother overcoming incredible odds. The adventure is big, war is bigger, but overcoming the damage within is the greatest task of all.

-Posting: While other episodes are finished, I'm likely to just post this as a reference of my ability. Besides One episodes consists of multiple "parts" or chapters.

-Technique: I'm primarily a screenwriter, thus the format, and my biggest focus is story over plot.

-Thank you! Let's dream together!


Spoiler
"A Hiro’s Birth"

PART ONE - FADE IN:

EXT. ASCARIAN VILLAGE - NIGHT

YURI, girl of 15, wears poor and undesirable clothing. She
races through her even more poor and undesirable village
while carrying a rather large water filled BUCKET.
She trips, loses control of the bucket, and water spills all
over her. She’s frustrated, but hears CRYING. To her right
she sees a CRYING WOMAN weeping at the sight of her pregnant
belly.

Yuri stares at the Crying Woman, then Yuri’s determination
is restored. She picks herself up, grabs her bucket, and
turns back around. She races off to fetch more water.

EXT. ASCARIAN VILLAGE - NIGHT
Yuri, with refilled bucket, sees her destination: A SMALL
HUT. Yuri’s exhaustion sets in, her pace slows, and her grip
on the bucket weakens. A woman’s loud WAILS are heard, so
Yuri tightens her grip and sprints onward.

INT. SMALL HUT - NIGHT

Yuri enters.

YURI
I’m back!

ODETTE (O.S.)
Over here! Quickly!

Yuri hurries over to ODETTE, female mid to late twenties.
They tend to a WOMAN IN LABOR. Woman in Labor wails.

ODETTE
The rag! Quickly!

YURI
Right!

Yuri grabs the RAG off of Woman in Labor’s forehead. Yuri
soaks it in the cool water she fetched earlier. She replaces
the rag on Woman in Labor’s forehead.

ODETTE
Good, that should help relieve the
fever. Okay, I’m going to need you
to keep breathing and push.

Woman in Labor’s wails intensify.

ODETTE
Push! Breathe, breathe, push!

Yuri is awestruck by Odette’s will.

ODETTE
Yuri, her hand!

YURI
Yes!

Yuri attempts to grab Woman in Labor’s hand, but Woman in
Labor clenches it into a fist and pulls it away.

WOMAN IN LABOR
Get away from me! Both of you!

Yuri’s in disbelief at the woman’s reaction, but Odette
calmly looks at the high-strung woman. Woman in Labor sits
up.

ODETTE
Please lay back down.

WOMAN IN LABOR
I said to get away!

ODETTE
Miss, we’re here to help--

WOMAN IN LABOR
I want you out of my house!

Woman in Labor wails.

ODETTE
We must decline, please, think of
your child--

WOMAN IN LABOR
You mean dinner for those monsters!
I won’t let you serve my child! I
won’t give you my child!

Woman in Labor struggles with pain.

WOMAN IN LABOR
I won’t birth it! I rather we both
die!

YURI
Hey! We’re just trying to help!

ODETTE
Yuri!

YURI
You’re not the only one suffering
here! At least we’re willing to try
to make a difference!

Woman in Labor succumbs to her pain and falls back.

ODETTE
Now!

Odette and Yuri tend to Woman in Labor.

ODETTE
I’m afraid fate has different
plans. This child is coming whether
you’re ready or not. Now push!

INT. SMALL HUT - NIGHT

Odette holds a NEWBORN.

ODETTE
Delivery success. It’s a healthy
boy.

The Newborn pulls on Odette’s hair and she smiles.

ODETTE
A healthy, strong boy.

WOMAN IN LABOR
Let me see him...

Odette hands the Newborn to Woman in Labor. Yuri stares at
the baby boy.

YURI
He’s beautiful.

Tears roll down Woman in Labor’s cheeks, and land on the
Newborn’s smiling face.

WOMAN IN LABOR
Get out...

YURI
What?

WOMAN IN LABOR
I said get out! Both of you!

YURI
But--

Yuri catches Odette’s serious gaze. The two exit and leave
Woman in Labor to her weeping.

EXT. ASCARIAN VILLAGE - DAY
Odette stretches, taking in the sun. Yuri's nearby
and irritated.

ODETTE
Look at that, morning already.
Feels nice.

YURI
That woman was a real jerk!

ODETTE
Yuri... Feel the sun.

YURI
What?

ODETTE
Just, feel it.

Yuri does as instructed.

ODETTE
Feels good, doesn’t it?

YURI
I guess.

ODETTE
Have you ever thanked the sun?

Yuri doesn’t understand.

ODETTE
We are as the sun. We give life a
push and mustn’t expect thanks. And
like the sun’s no control over what
happens in the dark, neither do we.
Do you understand?

YURI
Yes ma’am... I’m sorry.

ODETTE
Ascarian Village burdens a cruel
fate indeed, but we must never stop

ODETTE
rising, just as the sun. By the
way, you were pretty wet last
night.

Odette winks and Yuri blushes.

YURI
I don’t want to talk about it!

ODETTE
I’m just teasing. What happened?
Bucket trouble?

YURI
Bucket trouble.

Odette laughs.

YURI
Stop it! It’s embarrassing enough.

ODETTE
You’ve had a rough night, take the
day off.

YURI
No way! If you’re working, I’m
working!

ODETTE
Nope. I can handle any deliveries
today. You go relax, be young.
Maybe you’ll meet a nice boy.

YURI
As if, I’m never having a child for
those things to snack on--

Odette looks down and grabs her own stomach.

ODETTE
The moment we give up, the demons
win. Or was all your talk about
making a difference not true?

YURI
I’m sorry. She would of been
beautiful...

Odette smiles.

ODETTE
So serious today, okay I’m off. Bye
Yuri, love you.

Odette kisses Yuri’s forehead and exits.

INT. ASCARIAN DAMAGED TEMPLE- NIGHT

A year has passed. A pregnant Yuri regains consciousness.
She is surrounded by debris. She breathes heavily and looks
toward her silhouetted ATTACKER. A DEMON ARM springs forth
from the Attacker, headed towards Yuri.

EBONY, 15, enters. Her lieutenant class armor is badly
damaged, helmet cracked in half. She manages to intercept
and block the demon arm with her sword, into a deadlock.
Ebony’s arms wobble, her body exhausted, but her eyes remain
wild, ready for battle.

EBONY
(to Yuri)
Get out of here, now!

Yuri doesn’t move. She has a sickly expression as the
Attacker steps into the moonlight coming in from the
crumbling roof. The Attacker is revealed to be Odette.
Odette appears human except for her left eye is demonic and
her right arm is now the demon arm. She gives a twisted
smile and blood lust fills the air.

PART ONE - FADE OUT.

PART TWO - FADE IN:

EXT. BURNING ASCARIAN VILLAGE - NIGHT

Ascarian Village is in chaos as VILLAGERS run, DEMONS
attack, and SOLDIERS from each race: Human, Fairy, Elf, and
Werecat infiltrate.

EBONY, 15, wears radiant lieutenant class armor with a
helmet that covers her face. She’s a sheathed sword at her
side and rides a powerful black STEED with a small UNIT
behind her.

They hack down various demons as they ride until a SCREAM is
heard.

EBONY
There!

They ride towards a small hut, dismount, and enter.

INT. SMALL HUT - NIGHT

WOMAN IN LABOR (from part one), along with other VILLAGERS,
are surrounded by a small group of DEMONS. The Villagers
watch in horror as a Demon that resembles a BAT, holds up
Woman in Labor’s baby. The Bat Demon opens its jaws.

WOMAN IN LABOR
No! Please! Take me instead!

Bat Demon swallows the infant whole. Woman in Labor
collapses to her knees and the Demons close in.
Ebony’s unit charges in and slaughters the demons. Ebony
herself hacks the Bat Demon cleanly in half. The Villagers
are relieved.

VILLAGER 1
You saved us!

VILLAGER 2
Thank you!

WOMAN IN LABOR
My boy... My baby boy...

Woman in Labor points at Ebony accusingly.

WOMAN IN LABOR
You didn’t save my boy!

VILLAGER 1
Leana, stop it! I’m sure they got
here as fast as they could. We must
be thankful for there--

EBONY
No, she’s right.

Villagers look at her confused.

EBONY
I didn’t save him.

Ebony turns from them and faces her unit.

EBONY
But...

Ebony nods and her unit moves in and kills Woman in Labor
along with the Villagers.

EBONY
I didn’t come here to save any of
you.

FLASHBACK BEGINS:

INT. WAR ROOM - DAY

ASURA, mid-late thirties male, leads a war council.
Delegates from each race are present, including respective
leaders: TITANIA, Queen of fairies, HOPE, an elf captain,
and FABLES, legendary werecat.

Asura is a tall man with features that would make any
creature tremble before him on the battlefield, yet he’s
still beautiful to gaze upon. His yellow eyes seem to pierce
your soul and demand fear. His presence ignites obedience.

Beside Asura is his second in command, and youngest in the
room, Ebony. She’s a cute girl, but a battle hardened
warrior isn’t missed in her features.

ASURA
The plan is clear. Our combined
forces will raid Ascarian village
during the demons next feeding
cycle. Spare no demon or villager,
we won’t get an opportunity like
this again anytime soon.
Ebony’s exterior is attentive but she is troubled by the
orders.

EBONY (V.O.)
Has the war gotten so desperate?
That we’d kill even children?

Asura looks back and his eyes meet with Ebony’s briefly. She
trembles slightly, then Asura’s look returns to the others.

ASURA
Failure is not an option. Once the
demon threat is eradicated, we can
go back to killing each other.
Dismissed.

Asura walks away followed by Ebony and their UNIT.

INT. GRAND HALL - DAY
Asura is followed by Ebony and their Unit, until Asura
stops.

ASURA
Lieutenant, a word.

Ebony halts and the rest of the Unit marches onward.

EBONY
Yes sir?

Ebony tenses, unsure of her captain’s thoughts.

EBONY (V.O.)
I can feel his aura from here, it
must be serious.

ASURA
Lieutenant.

EBONY
Ye... Yes?

ASURA
In the meeting.

Ebony gulps.

ASURA
You had a nose hair sticking out,
you may want to trim it.

Ebony looks in disbelief.

EBONY
Is that all?

ASURA
What’s with the face? You should be
grateful I told you.

EBONY
Then why all the scary vibes?

ASURA
Scary? Lieutenant the only thing
that’s giving nightmares is that
enormous strand in your nostrils.

Ebony face palms.

EBONY (V.O.)
Can’t believe I freaked out.

Asura’s demeanor gets serious. Ebony doesn’t notice the
shift.

ASURA
Lieutenant.

EBONY
Yes, sir?

ASURA
I grant you amnesty from this
mission.

EBONY
What?

ASURA
I believe my words were clear.

EBONY
I’m sorry but I don’t understand.

ASURA
You aren’t ready.

EBONY
If the assignments facing demons
sir, I’m no coward. I’ll fight--

ASURA
Will you also murder children?

Ebony is hesitant.

ASURA
The Ascarian people are a cursed
lot. If even one survives, they may
suffer a life crueler than death
itself.

Ebony clenches her fists.

ASURA
Furthermore, this may be the only
time we can attack so many demons
off guard, in a concentrated area.

EBONY
Sir, I know whats at stake.

ASURA
You are strong, but are you willing
to become a monster?

EBONY (V.O.)
Am I willing to...
Ebony reaches her resolve.

EBONY
My life is no longer my own. You of
all people know that.

She holds out her sheathed blade toward Asura with her right
hand.

EBONY
I am merely your sword, now and
forever. Nothing else matters.

Asura turns away.
ASURA
Than I unsheathe you.

EBONY
Yes sir. Yes, Asura!

Asura walks away. He stops and glances back at her.

ASURA
Ebony, I’m curious. Do you think
I’m a monster?

Ebony is silent. Asura smiles and exits.

FLASHBACK ENDS.

INT. SMALL HUT - NIGHT

Scene picks up where it left off. Both Villagers and demons
lay in a pool of blood. Ebony and her Unit exit.
A baby’s CRYING is heard, but no one is there to answer it.
Underneath the spilled guts of the Bat Demon is a crying
baby boy.

INT. ASCARIAN DAMAGED TEMPLE- NIGHT

Ebony, badly wounded, regains consciousness. She surveys
her surroundings and sees her slaughtered and disemboweled
Unit. She resists the shock and continues to survey the
room. She sees Odette, with a demon arm attached, moving in
on Yuri.

Ebony grabs her sword, charges in, and intercepts the demons
strike, thus placing us where part one left off.

EBONY
(to Yuri)
Get out of here, now!

Odette gives a twisted smile, grips the blade tightly and
her demonic hand bleeds.

Odette pulls Ebony in, releases the sword, grabs Ebony’s
right arm, and rips it clean off.

Ebony wails inhumanely and falls back. Tears from the pain
escape her eyes. Yuri covers her own mouth in shock. Odette
releases a demon infused laugh.

PART TWO - FADE OUT.

PART THREE - OVER BLACK:

ODETTE (V.O.)
I am truly cursed.

FADE IN:

INT. ASCARIAN DAMAGED TEMPLE- NIGHT

ODETTE laughs sadistically. EBONY, now with only a left arm,
lays on the ground screaming. A pregnant YURI can only watch
the horror unfold.

Odette walks over to Ebony and stomps her repeatedly. Ebony
screams with each blow.

YURI
Odette! Stop it! Odette!

ODETTE (V.O.)
Please stop... Just stop. You
monster!

FLASHBACK BEGINS:

EXT. BURNING ASCARIAN VILLAGE - NIGHT

DEMONS and various other RACES raid the doomed village.
Odette holds a DAGGER and runs with all her might.

ODETTE (V.O.)
Please still be alive.

Odette sees a BAT DEMON, along with a few others, enter a
SMALL HUT. Odette stops, grips her dagger tight, and
contemplates the situation. She hears a baby CRYING.

WOMAN IN LABOR (O.S.)
No! Please! Take me instead!

Odette steps toward the hut, but stops. She instead runs the
original direction she was headed. Finally, she sees a
pregnant Yuri panting in the street.

ODETTE
Yuri!

They embrace.

ODETTE
Yuri where’s--

Yuri’s eyes fill with tears.

YURI
They killed him!

Odette grips Yuri tighter, than releases her.

ODETTE
Come on, we need to hurry.

A ONE EYED DEMON intercepts their path. The Demon drools.

ONE EYED DEMON
Yum Yums! I found Yum Yums!

The One Eyed Demon lunges toward Yuri.

ODETTE
Don’t you touch her!

Odette stabs the Demon in the eye. The monster is blinded
and wails.

ODETTE
Come on!

Yuri and Odette race off. They head toward a temple. Yuri
begins to slow down, but Odette doesn’t allow her to stop.

ODETTE
We’re almost there!

INT. ASCARIAN TEMPLE - NIGHT

Odette barricades door as Yuri sits and catches her breath.
Yuri barely recovers before attempting to help, but she is
stopped by Odette.

ODETTE
You need to rest.

Odette sits Yuri down, then Yuri jumps slightly and holds
her stomach.

YURI
I felt a kick.

ODETTE
He must be getting restless in all
the excitement.

YURI
He?

ODETTE
That’s right. You’re in for a boy.

YURI
What makes you so sure it won’t be
a girl?

ODETTE
I’ve got a feeling about these sort
of things. I bet that little guy
senses your danger. He probably
wants to burst through and be your
hero.

Odette laughs.

YURI
I would never allow it.

ODETTE
What?

YURI
It’s a mother’s duty to protect her
child, not the other way around.

Odette stares at Yuri.

YURI

Even if tonight kills me, my last
breath will be his to have.

Beat.

ODETTE
You’re right.

Odette strokes the side of Yuri’s face.

ODETTE
A mother must protect her child.

HAVOK, a bloodied, twisted, clown faced demon reveals his
presence at the opposite end of the temple.

HAVOK
Is that so?

They spot the horrid monster and Odette gets in front of
Yuri.

HAVOK
Can you protect your child from the
soldiers?

ODETTE
Soldiers? What soldiers?

HORSES are heard on the opposite side of the door, along
with THUDS. The door shakes.

ODETTE (V.O.)
More demons?

YURI
We’re surrounded.

EBONY (O.S.)
Whoever you are, open this door
immediately! By order of Lieutenant
of the Bridgemont Guard!

YURI
Soldiers?

HAVOK
They’re not here to protect you.
Once they breach your barricade
they’ll massacre us all.

YURI
You’re wrong! We’re not demons.

HAVOK
How true, but you’re food for
demons.

Odette eyes flicker with realization.

ODETTE
A military strike to eradicate the
village.

Havok smiles.

ODETTE
They’re killing the monsters and
villagers in one swoop. A tactic to
gain an advantage in the war.

HAVOK
Clever girl.

YURI
That has to be a lie! Who would
give an order like that?

HAVOK
Who indeed? Someone maybe more
worthy to be a demon than I.

ODETTE
We truly are a cursed people.

Door BANGS louder.

ODETTE
I suppose you’re going to eat us
before they make it through, aren’t
you monster?

HAVOK
Monster? You can call me Havok.
The room trembles at the utterance of his name.

HAVOK
I could eat you both, but it
wouldn’t make for a decent snack.
Besides, I’d still be too weak to
face the soldiers.

ODETTE
Spared by a demon? I have seen it
all.

HAVOK
You didn’t let me finish. I’d be
too weak to face the soldiers in my
current form.

ODETTE
Current form?

HAVOK
We demons live to devour and devour
to live, and I have a particularly
large appetite.

Havok licks his lips.

HAVOK
It’s a mundane cycle, and one I’m
sick of. I want to experience my
power without the constant torment
of hunger. Human, I want to make a
blood bind.

ODETTE (V.O.)
Blood bind?

YURI
Not a chance! Any deal with a demon
can’t be better than our odds now!

ODETTE
What exactly is a blood bind?

YURI
Odette!

HAVOK
A rare sort of deal. A demon embeds
in a human host and takes full
control. Sucking on a sustaining
life force. I’d get a body that
doesn’t require feeding, along with
use of my full power.

Havok points to Odette

HAVOK
As for you, you’d get a slow
maddening and agonizing death, as
you drift away. A slave to your own
body.

YURI
That’s... That’s just sick! No way
we’d--

HAVOK
There’s more. As I said it’s a rare
deal. Wanna know why? It’s because
the human host has to willingly
accept the deal once it’s offered,
but if the deal is rejected than
the demon dies instantaneously.

Havok smiles.

HAVOK
And guess what? This is my offer!

Havok laughs.

HAVOK
There it is human! The pits of our
desperate situation! I die! You
die! Or we all die!

Havok laughs insanely. The door is almost broken.

HAVOK
Will you listen to that music!
That’s the song of hopelessness! So
which will it be? Do we have a
deal? I suggest you hurry,
otherwise the soldiers will decide
for us!

YURI
No deal! Odette, maybe we can
reason with the guards. Talk with
them and--

ODETTE (V.O.)
Yuri...

ODETTE
If I do this, you must promise no
harm will come to Yuri!

YURI
Odette! No! I won’t allow it!

HAVOK
Deal!

YURI
Odette!

Odette looks at Yuri’s stomach, than to Yuri.

ODETTE
A mother must protect her child.
(to Havok)
Deal!

YURI
No!

Havok dissolves into a red mist and forcefully enters Odette
through her mouth, eyes, and pores. The temple crumbles in
various areas. The door BURSTS open and Odette’s possession
is complete. Ebony and her Unit enters.
Odette smiles at the soldiers. She rips off her right arm
and a DEMON ARM replaces it. Yuri is disgusted.

SOLDIER 1
What kind of demon is that?

SOLDIER 2
It still looks human.

EBONY
Doesn’t matter! End it!

YURI
No! Don’t!

Odette delivers a twisted smile and rushes the Unit.

FLASHBACK ENDS.

INT. ASCARIAN DAMAGED TEMPLE- NIGHT

Scene picks up where story left off. Odette stomps Ebony and
laughs.

ODETTE
Does it hurt human? Let me hear it!
Oh how I love having a body!

YURI
Odette! Stop it! Please!

Odette looks at Yuri with a twisted smile. She stomps Ebony
harder, then kicks her away. Odette walks over to Yuri.

ODETTE
Don’t look so upset little Yuri.
She can still hear you. She just
can’t do anything about it.

YURI
I just... I refuse to believe that!
Odette wake up!

ODETTE
Wake up! Wake up! Odette can you
hear us?

Odette laughs.

ODETTE
You look so pathetic. I should kill
you and put you out of your misery,
but I did make a deal...
Odette snaps her fingers in realization.

ODETTE
That’s right!

Odette raises her demon arm to strike Yuri.

ODETTE
I didn’t make any claims on the
child. Maybe if I rip it out of you
fast enough you’ll survive.

Odette smiles with wide eyes.

ODETTE
Let’s find out!

Odette strikes but stops before impact. The demon arm
trembles.

ODETTE
What’s this? It seems her deal was
stronger than I realized--

Odette’s demon arm is hacked clean off by Ebony. Odette
howls and quickly backs away.

EBONY
Does it hurt demon? Good, let me
hear it!

Ebony stands ready for battle. Odette studies her.

ODETTE
What is your name human?

Ebony removes the last remnants of her helmet.

EBONY
Ebony, Lieutenant of the Bridgemont
guard.

Odette gives a theatrical bow.

ODETTE
A pleasure. I am Havock.

The temple shakes.

ODETTE
Consider yourselves lucky I lack
full control.

Odette sprouts large demonic wings.

ODETTE
Pray you die before we meet again
Ebony. As I shall remember your
face, and be the one to personally
end your existence. With as much
torment as possible.

EBONY
Why don’t we get started now? The
sight of your other arm irritates
me, and I’d love to introduce it to
my blade.

Odette looks overly pleased.

ODETTE
Oh, yes! That’s the spirit! Please
stay alive! Killing you will be the
greatest ecstasy this world has to
offer! Until then.

Odette flies away leaving only Yuri and Ebony.

YURI
Odette...

EBONY
You stupid girl... I was giving you
a chance. You should of ran.

YURI
What are you talking about--

EBONY
Forgive me... But I do have my
orders!

Ebony whirls around to strike Yuri, but halts due to Yuri
screaming. Yuri holds her stomach.

YURI
It’s coming!

Yuri doubles over.

YURI
Please, I know your orders, but
even still... Ebony save my child!

Yuri fights all pain and looks Ebony in the eyes. Ebony
nods.

EBONY (V.O.)
What am I doing?

The birth process is a painful struggle, taking a toll on
Yuri. Ebony’s blood from her missing arm socket drips onto
the hacked off demon arm. Unnoticed, the demon arm tingles
as it sponges in the blood.

EBONY
Come on! You’re almost there! Push!

Yuri screams.

EBONY
Push! I said push!

The baby comes forth into Ebony’s arms. Yuri pants and
struggles to speak.

YURI
How... Is...

EBONY
He’s healthy.

YURI
He?

EBONY
It’s a boy. A beautiful healthy
baby boy.

YURI
Can I see him?

Ebony presents the BABY to Yuri.

YURI
You were right... A boy.

Yuri smiles warmly and reaches for her Baby.

YURI
My... Little... Hero...

Yuri’s arms fail before she touches the Baby. Yuri dies with
a smile on her face.
Ebony is shocked at first, but she resists her tears. She
sets the baby down, grabs her sword, and readies herself to
pierce the Baby.

EBONY
Forgive me... But life would be
crueler.

Ebony raises the blade, but the demon arm springs into
action and connects to Ebony’s empty arm socket. The pain
from the merge is immense and knocks her back. The crying
Baby lays between a screaming Ebony and dead Yuri.

INT. ASURA’S CHAMBERS - DAY
A bandaged Ebony faces Asura, seated at his desk. Ebony
wears a long sleeve shirt along with gloves.

ASURA
Is that your final report?

EBONY
Yes sir.

ASURA
Very well, dismissed.
Ebony puts her head down.

ASURA
Something wrong Lieutenant?

EBONY
I... I failed the mission... I
failed you... I’m weak, I’m sorry--

Asura stands.

ASURA
Quit your crying.

Asura walks over to Ebony and puts a hand on her shoulder.

ASURA
What would the men say seeing their
second in command this way?

EBONY
Ye... Yes sir.

ASURA
The mission was still a success,
and no one could have prepared for
the situation you encountered. As
far as I’m concerned you’re still
alive, that’s what matters now.
Well done Lieutenant.

EBONY
Thank you Captain.

Asura releases her.

ASURA
But is your decision final on it?

Ebony removes her right glove, and rolls up her sleeve to
reveal the demon arm.

EBONY
Seeing as how it won’t come off,
I’ll make use out of it.

ASURA
That’s not what I meant. The other
matter.

INT. NURSERY - DAY

Yuri’s Baby naps peacefully.

EBONY (V.O.)
Yes, I’m sure.

ASURA (V.O.)
It’s life, nor yours will be easy.
Ascarian people are cursed. Their
blood constantly sought out by
demons.

EBONY (V.O.)
Curse, maybe. But...

INT. ASURA’S CHAMBERS - DAY

Scene picks up where left off.

EBONY
That child saved me from becoming
something I’m not.

Ebony examines her demon arm.

EBONY
All things considered, I feel more
human than ever.

ASURA
I see, so have you named it?

EBONY
Yes, Hiro.
FADE OUT.