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    Jeff Long's 'Werewolves' [Part 2 of 4]
    By Aragorn

    EXT. TEAM KATHRYN MANSION – DAY – A FEW DAYS LATER

    The jeep pulls up to the mansion and Yvonne gawks at its size.

    KATHRYN
    Welcome to your new home. There’s a huge
    garden out back. We take turns tending
    to it.

    SETH
    I used to have one a lot like it when I
    was younger. Well, my family did at our
    cabin. Stupid deers kept eating the flowers.
    I hate those bastards. The world would
    be a better place if they were all wiped
    out.

    MARK
    Even Bambi?

    SETH
    Especially Bambi. That fuckin’ little
    mutt only encourages them.

    They all laugh, except Seth, as they head towards the main
    doors.


    INT. TEAM KATHRYN MANSION – DAY

    The inside of the mansion is huge, like we would expect, however,
    unlike what we would expect for such a place, the entire mansion
    looks like a teenager’s bedroom. Clothes, dishes, books, and
    gadgets lay everywhere.

    SETH
    (Smiling at Yvonne)
    We never have time to clean.

    They begin to walk through the house, when suddenly there’s a
    bang and a door flies open and a geeky-looking man in his late
    20’s walks out.

    MAN
    Kathryn! So nice to see you all…

    He trails off as he sees the absence of three of the members.

    MAN
    Oh. I see. One of those trips. Who’s
    the new one?

    KATHRYN
    That’s Yvonne. Sole survivor of the
    town massacre.

    Kathryn faces Yvonne.

    KATHRYN
    Yvonne, this is Gentry. He never goes on
    Any hunts, but he supplies us with the
    weapons and technology for our hunts.
    Brilliant man.

    Gentry blushes.

    KATHRYN
    Hi.

    They shake hands and then suddenly Gentry snaps his fingers.

    GENTRY
    I need a werewolf!

    SETH
    Of course you do. Me, I prefer a nice
    woman, but whatever torks your wrench.

    GENTRY
    It has to be tested!

    MARK
    What does?

    Gentry runs off back into his room without saying a word and
    re-emerges a few seconds later with a device in his hands.

    GENTRY
    This! It’s a werewolf detector. I’ve made
    it, based off the average shape and size
    of a werewolf’s body.

    SETH
    You might want to modify it. The werewolves
    we just ran into were able to change into
    a third form.

    GENTRY
    A third form? Amazing! You must describe
    it to me in as much detail as you can.

    SETH
    Maybe later Gent. I need a nice shower
    first.

    GENTRY
    Fair enough. I’ll still need a werewolf
    to test it though. Damn. Have to wait a
    month for that.

    KATHRYN
    Not necessarily.

    GENTRY
    What do you mean?

    KATHRYN
    We were attacked a couple nights ago.

    Gentry gives a blank look.

    KATHRYN
    After the moon’s phase changed to
    crescent.

    Gentry’s eyes lit up.

    GENTRY
    This is perfect! Well not really, but
    now you get to test out my invention
    sooner!

    SETH
    (Sarcastically)
    Yes, that’s exactly what the werewolf
    had in mind when he did it too.

    Gentry looks at him, a glint in his eyes. Seth glares down at
    him.

    SETH
    I was being sarcastic, Gent. You need to
    get out more, buddy. In the meantime I’m
    going for a nice, long, hot shower. See
    you guys after.

    Seth turns and disappears up the stairs.

    MARK
    I think I’m going to go write down in my
    journal, what has happened on this hunt.

    Mark turns and heads down a hall.

    GENTRY
    So what are you going to do now?

    KATHRYN
    First, I’m taking a shower. Then I’ll
    worry about rebuilding the team. We got
    one place filled, I need at least another
    two to make up for what we lost.

    GENTRY
    Anyone in mind?

    KATHRYN
    There is this one person. An old…um…
    acquaintance…of mine. But I don’t know
    what’ll happen with that.

    YVONNE
    Excuse me. Don’t mean to butt in or
    anything, but would someone be able to
    show me to where I’ll be sleeping?

    KATHRYN
    Sure thing. Your bedroom is this way.
    Follow me.

    Gentry goes back into his room, closing his door, as Kathryn shows
    Yvonne where her new bedroom is.

    KATHRYN
    Mark documents all our hunts in his journal.
    I don’t have any idea why, but he claims
    it’s important for some reason.

    YVONNE
    Maybe if something seems familiar between
    one hunt and another, then he can look
    back and see if there’s any possible
    connection. My husband was a vet and he did
    that.

    KATHRYN
    Interesting. Well you’re room is right
    here.

    Kathryn stops by a door.

    YVONNE
    Thank-you.

    Yvonne goes into the room and Kathryn walks away.


    INT. TEAM KATHRYN MANSION – LIVING ROOM – LATER

    Yvonne, Mark, Gentry, and Seth are seated on various couches
    while Kathryn stands in the middle of the room.

    KATHRYN
    We were lucky this time. If Seth didn’t
    bring that machine gun, we’d probably all
    be dead right now. It’s definitely a good
    gun to have, but it wastes way too much
    ammo. Tell me Seth, how many of those shots
    hit objects other then the werewolves?

    SETH
    (Quietly)
    Um…Most of them.

    KATHRYN
    Exactly. We need to be capable of doing
    the same amount of damage, only with the
    smaller guns we have. Yvonne has hardly
    fired a gun in her life. Mark too, until
    recently. Seth, you’re good, but not as
    good as we need. I’m that good, but only
    on non-moving objects. If the werewolf
    is moving around, and chances are it is,
    I’m not as good as we need. Gentry is a
    gadget-boy that stays here. He definitely
    won’t do.

    SETH
    Are you suggesting something, or are you
    just rubbing it in our noses that we’ve
    gotten too cocky?

    KATHRYN
    No, I do have a point to this.

    GENTRY
    You said you needed at least two more
    people and that you had one in mind.
    Does it have anything to do with that?

    KATHRYN
    I’m suggesting that one of the two that
    I hire be some kind of gunslinger.

    SETH
    Um, Kathryn? It’s hard enough to find
    qualifying team members as it is. More
    scarce then Cuban cigars. I don’t think
    we can afford to be picky about it.

    Kathryn glares at him.

    KATHRYN
    I do have someone in mind. We’ll have to
    travel back down south again though. And
    there’s no guarantee he’ll even agree. I
    haven’t exactly talked to him in a long
    time, and last time I did, it wasn’t so
    much talking as yelling and screaming.

    SETH
    Who’s Prince Charming?

    KATHRYN
    He’s an ex of mine. From before all this
    started. I accused him of cheating on me
    and he claimed he didn’t, but I just couldn’t
    take it anymore and left. Haven’t spoken
    to him since. I don’t even know if he still
    lives in the same area.

    SETH
    And why do we want Ex-Prince Charming along
    for the ride?

    KATHRYN
    He was an old classic gunslinger. If he
    had a gun in his hand, he was invincible.
    He used to go out to the range to practice.
    Never missed a bull’s eye. Last I heard,
    he was training to be a cop. He shouldn’t
    be too hard to track down if he still lives
    in the same city.

    SETH
    Well what are we waiting for? Let’s rock
    and roll.

    Everyone begins to stand.

    KATHRYN
    Oh and Gentry, you’re coming with us this
    time. We need you close by if you want
    to test the Werewolf Tracker.


    INT. CITY - HOTEL ROOM – DAY – A FEW DAYS LATER

    The entire team is standing in a hotel room, packed bags
    laying everywhere.

    MARK
    So you guys are going to go find this
    ex of Lady Kathryn’s, what’s his name again?

    KATHRYN
    Jeff. Jeff Long.

    MARK
    So you guys are going to go find Jeffrey
    while I take Gentry and rent out a vehicle,
    right?

    KATHRYN
    That’s correct. The jeep isn’t big enough
    for all of us with all the weapons and equipment.
    It was a tight enough squeeze just to get
    here.

    SETH
    How do we find Ex-Prince Charming?

    KATHRYN
    If he’s still as predicable as he was when
    we dated, and if he’s still here, I’ll know
    exactly where to find him. That’s not the
    hard part. The hard part is getting him to
    join us.

    SETH
    Then let’s get going.


    INT. BAR – DAY

    The inside of the bar is filled with people, some by themselves,
    most in groups, drinking, playing pool, talking. Loud music is
    playing from a jukebox. Kathryn walks in, followed by Seth and
    Yvonne.

    SETH
    My kinda place!

    Kathryn points to a man sitting by himself at the bar.

    KATHRYN
    That’s him. Now Seth, please refrain
    from being…yourself. We want to get him
    on our side, not scare him away.

    Yvonne laughs as Seth gives a look that’s a cross between being
    hurt and a glare. Kathryn starts towards Jeff, Yvonne and Seth
    trailing behind. Once she reaches him, she taps him on the shoulder
    and he turns to look at her.

    JEFF
    Kathryn. Nice of you to visit after all
    this time. Returning my phone calls once
    in awhile would have been great. Oh and
    for the record, I didn’t cheat on you.

    Kathryn sighs.

    KATHRYN
    Of course not, dear. Is there someplace
    where we can talk in private?

    Jeff looks at Seth and Yvonne who are standing nearby. He takes a
    sip of his beer.

    JEFF
    By private you mean me, you, the quiet
    chick, and strong and handsome over there?
    What is he? Your new boyfriend? Come to beat
    me up? Don’t you think you’ve done enough
    to me already? Wasn’t enough that you broke
    my heart and never talked to me again, you
    want me dead now to?

    KATHRYN
    Jeff. Now’s not the time or place. We need
    to talk to you in private. It’s important.

    JEFF
    Fine, fine. Follow me. I live upstairs.

    Kathryn, Seth, and Yvonne exchange glances as Jeff takes a big gulp of beer before slamming it down. He stands up and heads for the stairs.


    INT. CAR RENTAL – DAY

    Mark and Gentry are at a desk in a neat and orderly building.
    There’s a woman standing behind the desk in ‘dressy’ clothes.

    WOMAN
    Ok…so you want a vehicle for how long?

    MARK
    I don’t really know.

    WOMAN
    Well if you need it for longer then what you
    rent it out for, you can always come back in
    and renew your contract.

    MARK
    Ok, let’s say a week.

    The woman types something into the computer.

    WOMAN
    And what type are you looking for, sir?

    MARK
    Something big that can hold lots of people.

    WOMAN
    Like a bus?

    MARK
    Not that many people. About 5 or 6 people,
    with room to feel comfortable, and definitely
    room for supplies and gear…like camping gear
    and such.

    WOMAN
    Ok…

    She looks at something on the computer.

    WOMAN
    (Con’t)
    We have a van available if you would like to
    try that out.

    MARK
    Van sound good, Gentry?

    GENTRY
    Sounds perfect.

    MARK
    We’ll take the van.

    WOMAN
    Ok, I’ll need to know some information and
    need to see some identification, one of which
    has to be a valid driver’s license.

    Mark and Gentry exchange glances.


    INT. BAR – UPSTAIRS – DAY

    Jeff, followed by Kathryn, Seth, and Yvonne, reach the top of the
    stairs and walk into what appears like a big hotel room, only a
    lot messier.

    KATHRYN
    Nice place for a cop.

    JEFF
    I was never a cop. Didn’t work out. I’m
    co-owner of this bar now. If you thought
    to return my calls or get back in touch
    with me you’d know that.

    Yvonne leans in to whisper to Seth.

    YVONNE
    (Whispering)
    He doesn’t hold any hard feelings at
    all.

    SETH
    (Whispering)
    Oh no, not at all.

    KATHRYN
    So how’ve you been?

    Jeff glares at her.

    JEFF
    What is it you wanted to talk to me about?

    KATHRYN
    Boy, talk about right to the point.

    She smiles, but Jeff just stares at her.

    KATHRYN
    Right. Ok, this is going to sound unbelievable,
    I know, so I’m just going to say it. I’m
    in charge of a team of hunters that
    hunt werewolves and we need a gunslinger,
    and I remembered how good you were with a
    gun, so here we are. Well you join?

    Jeff opens a window as he lights a smoke. He breaths in on it and
    then breaths out. He looks out at the city for a minute and then
    back at his guests.

    JEFF
    Get out. Get out and take your band of
    merry men with you.

    YVONNE
    Um, excuse…

    JEFF
    (Cutting her off)
    Deal with it.
    (To Kathryn)
    I know it may not have been enough for
    you to just accuse me of cheating, leave
    me, break my heart, and then never talk
    to me again, but it is enough for me.
    I don’t see why you have to come back into
    my life after five years, after I’m finally
    starting to get over you, and try to make
    fun of me and shit. Just get the fuck out.

    SETH
    Look buddy, we came a long…

    JEFF
    Now!

    KATHRYN
    Come on Seth, leave him alone. Let’s go.

    Seth turns and storms out of the room, followed by Yvonne. Kathryn
    turns to leave but looks back at Jeff one last time.

    KATHRYN
    Oh, just so you know, I knew you never
    cheated. I needed an excuse to get out
    of it. It was moving too fast and I needed
    time. My friends took me on a trip that
    weekend. Nothing’s been the same for me
    since. Too bad though. Would have been
    nice to have you on the team. Almost like
    the old days.

    And with that Kathryn turned and left, leaving Jeff alone in his room.


    EXT. BAR – SIDEWALK – DAY

    Kathryn, Seth, and Yvonne emerge out onto the sidewalk. A nearby
    van’s side door opens up and Mark climbs out.

    MARK
    I dropped Gentry back at the hotel so he
    could work some more on his Werewolf
    Tracker. This is was a bit of trouble at the rental place.

    KATHRYN
    What happened?

    MARK
    Well remember how I left my license back at
    the church? Will they wanted to see it, and
    I didn’t have it, so let’s just say this
    van isn’t exactly legal for us to be driving
    right now. How’d it go with the ex?

    YVONNE
    Not so good.

    KATHRYN
    Are you kidding? He’s ours!

    YVONNE
    Correct me if I’m wrong, but that sounded
    like a ‘No’ to me.

    SETH
    I’ll correct you. That was the most
    definite, firmest, god damn ‘No’ ever
    given!

    Kathryn laughs.

    KATHRYN
    He’s ours, I tell you. You know what
    he’ll do? Next time I see him…

    YVONNE
    (Cutting her off)
    You’re going back to him?

    MARK
    That doesn’t sound wise from what I’ve
    heard.

    KATHRYN
    I’ve got to. He doesn’t know how to reach
    us. Anyway, when I see him, he’ll argue and
    we’ll fight about our past, then he’ll have
    it out of his system and he’ll join. He
    has nothing better to do. Plus I left
    him with a thought for him to think about.

    SETH
    Are we talking about the same guy here?

    Kathryn smiles but says nothing as she hops inside the van. Seth
    pats Mark on the shoulder.

    SETH
    Nice wheels, Padre’.

    He jumps in the van, followed by Yvonne. Mark closes the door
    and goes around to the driver’s seat and gets in. As the van
    drives away, Kathryn looks out the window and spots a mysterious
    figure in a trench coat that looks awfully like that one guy from
    the week before that turned into a werewolf when the moon wasn’t
    full. She sees him watching the van drive off and starts to slowly
    walk in the direction it’s driving.


    INT. HOTEL ROOM – DAY

    They walk into the room to see Gentry sitting at a desk, working
    on the tracking device. Kathryn quickly rushes to her bag and
    zips it up. Everyone looks at her.

    YVONNE
    What’s going on?

    KATHRYN
    Get out. Get all the stuff you can carry
    and walk out of the hotel. Don’t check
    out or in anyway hint that you’re not
    coming back soon. Gentry, take the van
    and check into a motel far from here.
    How’s the range on that tracker? Can
    you put up a sensor in one spot and have
    it beep or whatever someplace else?

    GENTRY
    I guess. If it’s not too far away from the
    sensor.

    KATHRYN
    What about from here to down across the
    street?

    GENTRY
    Sure, I can do that.

    SETH
    Hold it. What the fuck is going on
    here?

    KATHRYN
    That man we saw last week turn into a
    werewolf on the crescent moon…He’s here,
    following us around. I just saw him back
    outside the bar. Yvonne, Mark, you guys are
    too novice right now. I want you out of
    harm’s way for this. I want both of you to
    split up for the day and when dusk starts
    to come, I want you to call the payphone
    that’s down the street. Each of you pass
    it when you leave and write down the number.
    Gentry, when you find a motel, call that number
    as well. Either me or Seth well answer and
    then we’ll let Yvonne and Mark know where to
    go from there. After that Gentry, I want you
    to come back and drive into that alley across
    the street. We’ll meet you there. We need
    you to make sure that tracker works. Now
    let’s move!

    Gentry starts gathering his tools and equipment as Yvonne leaves.
    A few minutes after, Mark gathers up his suitcase and leaves
    as well. By then Gentry has all his stuff packed and leaves.


    EXT. SIDEWALK – DAY

    Kathryn is sitting on a bench near the pay phone, pretending to
    read a newspaper. The phone starts to ring and Kathryn looks around,
    seeing no one else nearby. She puts the paper down and gets up
    to answer the phone.

    KATHRYN
    Gentry?

    GENTRY
    (V.O.)
    Yeah, it’s me. I found one on the outskirts
    of the city. Pretty run-down. Looks really
    sleazy. No one would think twice about seeing
    us there.

    KATHRYN
    Great.

    GENTRY
    (V.O.)
    It’s on the side of the city that we came
    in on. If we had kept going straight instead
    of turning off into the city, we’d have
    come across it.

    KATHRYN
    Ok, great Gentry. Check us in and then come
    back here. I’ll inform Yvonne and Mark.

    GENTRY
    (V.O.)
    Ok.

    They hang up and Kathryn takes out a piece of paper from her pocket
    and puts a quarter in the phone and dials the number on the paper.
    It rings twice.

    YVONNE
    (V.O.)
    Kathryn?

    KATHRYN
    Yeah, it’s me. Gentry found a place. If you
    head out to where we came into the city,
    turn left, and keep walking. It’s the first
    motel to come across.

    YVONNE
    Ok, thanks. I’ll get a hold of Mark.

    KATHRYN
    Ok, you do that. We’ll be there later
    tonight.


    EXT. HOTEL – ALLEY – NIGHT

    Kathryn and Seth are sitting in the front of the van, Gentry in
    the back.

    GENTRY
    The only way to know if it works or not
    is if it does work. Something could be
    up there and if this doesn’t work, we’ll
    never know, or it could just not show up
    therefore this wouldn’t go off and we’ll
    still not know if it works or not.

    SETH
    How would he have gotten in there anyway?
    It’s not all that hard to spot a werewolf.

    KATHRYN
    He probably rented out one of the rooms
    next to us or across the hall.

    Suddenly a loud ‘Beep. Beep. Beep.’ Noise goes off. All three
    look at each other.

    GENTRY
    It’s working…

    KATHRYN
    Rock and roll time.

    Kathryn loads up a handgun with explosive rounds and lays it
    beside her seat as Seth loads up one of the metallic guns. Kathryn
    puts her sword’s sheath over her back.

    KATHRYN
    Ok guys, hang on.

    Seth looks at Kathryn questioningly as she slams on the gas and
    the van roars out of the alley and down a few streets. A few minutes
    later, it screeches to a halt outside the bar and Kathryn jumps
    out and rushes inside.

    SETH
    What the fuck is she doing? She doesn’t
    even have her license!

    GENTRY
    I have no idea!


    INT. BAR – UPSTAIRS – NIGHT

    Jeff is sitting on his bed, having a smoke, when his door bursts
    open and Kathryn rushes in.

    JEFF
    Look Kathryn…

    Kathryn slams her hands down on a table.

    KATHRYN
    Cut the shit Jeff. There’s no time! You
    still use 9 millimeters?

    JEFF
    Yeah, but…

    KATHRYN
    Then grab them. There’s no time to argue
    right now. I need to know right here and
    now, on the spot, this second. Are you
    in or out?

    Jeff thinks for a minute and opens his mouth to say something, but
    nothing comes out.


    EXT. HOTEL – STREET – NIGHT

    The van stops in front of the hotel. Inside the van is Kathryn, Seth
    Gentry…And Jeff.

    GENTRY
    According to the tracker, the werewolf
    is gone. It’s not in the room anymore.

    KATHRYN
    It either picked up our scent and is
    after Yvonne and Mark, or it’s gone for
    now. Possibly back to its town. Seth,
    Jeff, come with me.

    Kathryn gets out of the van, followed by Seth and Jeff. The
    three march across the street, weapons in hand, and into the
    hotel lobby. They gasp when they get inside and Jeff stumbles
    back.

    JEFF
    My god…

    The night receptionist has her head and hands laying on her
    desk, a large pool of blood seeping out from under her neck.

    KATHRYN
    It definitely left the hotel. We have
    to get to Mark and Yvonne. Now!

    Kathryn takes out her sword and raises it above her head. She
    slams it down, decapitating the dead receptionist. The head
    rolls across the table and falls to the floor. The three hunters
    turn and rush back out to the van.


    INT. MOTEL – NIGHT

    Yvonne and Mark are in a small motel on the outskirts of the
    city. Mark is sitting in a chair as Yvonne stands, looking out
    the window.

    YVONNE
    Do you think they’re ok?

    MARK
    Oh sure. They’ve had worse odds against
    them before. The only reason we aren’t
    there, is cause of the threat of ambush.
    This way we aren’t all together in the
    same spot.

    YVONNE
    How long have you been part of the Team?

    MARK
    I joined last month, in the middle of the
    full moon process. I’ve been with them a
    month, but haven’t really had much experience.

    YVONNE
    What do you guys do when you aren’t hunting?
    How do you make so much money?

    MARK
    We all have jobs, except Gentry. He’s an
    orphan. Parents died when he was a little
    kid. They were head of some kind of company.
    Left millions in Gentry’s name. When he got
    old enough he sold the company and made
    even more money. The mansion is paid
    with his money. Same with the weapons.
    Well, those that he didn’t make himself.
    He had heard about Kathryn in a tabloid
    and approached her. After she heard what
    he had to offer, he was automatically in.

    YVONNE
    Her and Seth seem close. Are they…

    MARK
    Seth wishes. But no. Kathryn thinks of him
    more as a brother then anything. He’s been
    with her the longest in terms of the Team.

    A howl cuts through the darkness, interrupting them. It’s followed
    by another few. Mark’s eyes go wide as he stands up and joins
    Yvonne at the window. The back door slams open and Kathryn, Seth,
    Gentry, and Jeff rush in.

    KATHRYN
    Thank god you guys are alright.

    MARK
    What happened?

    KATHRYN
    He showed up, but left while we went
    and got Jeff. Left us a dead receptionist
    though.

    YVONNE
    Did you hear those howls just now?

    KATHRYN
    We did. Sounds like he’s already started
    re-building the pack.

    SETH
    What’s the plan?

    KATHRYN
    They were a little bit outside of town.
    Seems like they’re heading ‘home’. Tomorrow
    when we get up, we’ll head over there and
    kill any people we find. If we haven’t
    found anyone by nightfall, they’ll be
    sure to find us.

    JEFF
    Wait, wait, wait. Full moon’s over.

    KATHRYN
    This pack seems to have changed or
    something. They no longer need the full
    moon to Turn. It seems any moon well do.
    They’re also stronger then usual werewolves,
    and usual werewolves are pretty strong. They
    also change into a third form, which allows
    them to get their extra strength.

    JEFF
    What about silver? Does that work?

    SETH
    If you shoot a werewolf with a silver
    bullet, you better bend over and let it
    fuck you up the ass while you’re at it.

    KATHRYN
    Forget whatever you’ve seen in the movies. Regular bullets well do the job, but if you
    want to kill one, you have to destroy the
    brain. Or at least sever it. We use exploding
    rounds made by Gentry over here. Only way to
    be safe. Now I suggest we all get some sleep.
    Tomorrow is going to be a big day.

    YVONNE
    Why didn’t they come here? I mean they could
    have easily have tracked us here.

    KATHRYN
    They did.

    Everyone looks at Kathryn.

    KATHRYN
    But not all of us was here. Just you
    and Mark. No, they howled just now to
    let us know that they’re going back.
    To get us to follow them. To round us up.

    MARK
    But that would mean they’ll be waiting
    for us.

    KATHRYN
    Preciously. We’re walking right into a
    trap and there’s nothing we can do about
    it. That’s why we have Jeff. With his aim,
    he’ll be able to get us out of any ambush.

    Jeff smiles.

    JEFF
    Well I haven’t fired a gun in a few years,
    but I’ve been told it’s like riding a bike.
    Once you learn, you never forget.

    The chatter dies down as everyone prepares to get some sleep.


    INT. MOTEL ROOM – NIGHT – LATER

    Everyone is asleep, except for Jeff who is sitting in a chair,
    staring out the window, one gun on his lap, another in his hand.

    KATHRYN
    (V.O.)
    Jeff?

    Jeff turns his head and sees Kathryn sitting up, rubbing her eyes.

    KATHRYN
    Why aren’t you sleeping?

    JEFF
    Thinking.

    KATHRYN
    About the hunt? About werewolves?

    JEFF
    No. I have no problem grasping that. I
    always knew, in the back of my mind,
    that creatures like that had to be real.

    Kathryn gets up and goes and sits in a chair across from to
    Jeff. They talk in whispers so as not to wake everyone else
    up.

    KATHRYN
    Then what were you thinking about?

    JEFF
    Us. I still don’t understand why you left.

    Kathryn sighs.

    KATHRYN
    Look Jeff, it wasn’t you, Ok? Just after
    you proposed, I didn’t know what to do.
    I panicked and I needed out, just temporarily,
    to think about things. I knew you wouldn’t
    have understood, so I acted like I thought
    you were cheating on me, as an excuse to
    back out for the time being. Dan and them
    took me on a road trip that weekend to clear
    my mind. During that road trip we came across
    a pack of werewolves. They killed everyone.
    Only me and this werewolf hunter survived,
    but he had been bitten. He made me promise
    to take his spot as a hunter and then kill
    him. I didn’t come back, because at the time
    I didn’t want you involved. I had planned on
    being a lone hunter. But then one thing led
    to another and before long I was the leader
    of a team. Don’t think I never came back
    because I didn’t care. I never came back
    because I DID care. I’ve thought about you
    every day since the day I left, but I also
    knew I could never drag you into this. Until
    now that is, when you’re the only person I
    can think of that would be able to help.

    Jeff turns and looks back out the window.

    JEFF
    You should go back to sleep. As you said,
    it’s going to be a big day tomorrow, and
    a team is only as good as it’s leader.
    If you’re tired, everyone suffers.

    Kathryn smiles and nods.

    KATHRYN
    You’re right. You know Jeff, you’d make
    a great leader.

    JEFF
    No I wouldn’t. I don’t like having to
    look after anyone but me. You taught me
    that when you left.

    Kathryn looks at him for a moment longer.

    KATHRYN
    Goodnight.

    She stands and goes back to where she was sleeping and lies
    back down. Jeff sighs and continues looking out the window. A
    single tears rolls down his cheek.

    9/13/2004 4:29:10 AM

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