Disclaimer:The characters Eve, Gabrielle, Xena Callisto, Eli, Michael and Lucifer (as they appeared on Xena Warrior Princess) belong to Studios USA.I make no claims to own these characters.The Characters Rachel and Micah are the creation of Caina Q. Fuller for the screenplay ďMoving OnĒ.This screenplay ďMoving OnĒ is a work of fiction and does not reflect the lives of any persons living or dead that I have met or been told of.It is a work of my imagination. ďMoving OnĒ was written by and belongs to Caina Q.Fuller.The screenplay ďMoving OnĒ is not to be reproduced or sold without the written permission of Caina Q.Fuller.It is not to be produced as a television episode, series, mini-series or movie without the permission of its author:Caina Q.Fuller.

Moving On

A screenplay

Written By (Copywright):Caina Q.Fuller

(This story takes place approx.

Six months after the events in

A Friend In Need Part 2).

 

 

Fade In

 

Eve rides over the lush landscapes of Greece until she comes to Amphipolis and reaches the family mausoleum.She rushes inside and locates the newest sarcophagus in the room.It has the urn containing Xenaís ashes.Itís clear whoís grave it is by the large X symbol on the head of the sarcophagus. Eve touches it, her face a mask of shock.This is her first visit to her motherís grave.

 

Eve

Itís really true.Youíre

gone before I had a chance to

really get to know you.MotherÖ

 

 

Eve collapses over it, weeping for her lost mother.We can feel the pain in hear heart for we loved Xena too, but now she is gone.

 

 

Int-Luciferís throne room

Lucifer watches Eve on a viewing wall that allows him to witness the events on earth.He watches Eve weep over her motherís loss and begins to laugh.

 

Lucifer

(Mocking)

Oh MotherÖMore like Oh please.

Your mother ruined my life, but

you will make my existence sweet

again.You just donít know it yet.

 

He waves a hand over the viewing wall and it changes to show the war going on between Heaven and Hell. He watches as a young woman, the spitting image of Callisto, fights with a guardian angel.

 

Lucifer

(laughing)

Theyíve grown so desperate

theyíre using those Guardian

Angelís in battle now.Send his

soul to me Rachel!

 

The demon woman looks around as if hearing his command and she runs the angel through with her sword.She tries to force him to the edge of the cliff they are fighting on but he twists her around, pulls her sword out of his body then kicks her in the gut. She comes falling back into hell, landing before Lucifer.The new king of hell watches Rachel with disappointment and disgust.

 

Lucifer

You allowed one of those

pathetic Guardianís to get the

best of you?I expected more

from the daughter of Callisto.

 

Rachel

Heíll whistle when he flies from

now on but I donít suppose

youíre going to give me credit

for any of that are you?

 

Lucifer

If youíre looking for someone to

coddle you Iím afraid youíve come

to the wrong place.

 

Rachel

Lucifer, Iím really very busy so

If you donít mind, get to the point.

I donít have time to stand here and

chit-chat with you about non-sense-

 

He cuts her off by grabbing her by the throat and the demons lining the corner begin to cheer, hoping for a good fight to entertain them.However Rachel is the princess of Hell and sheís not about to let the new king manhandle her. She forces his hand from her throat but he kicks her, sending her flying for the rear wall.This time she stops her descent just before she makes contact and comes flying back with a Callisto-like scream on her lips.

 

Lucifer tries to hold her off by hitting her with a fireball but Rachel swats it away as if itís nothing and he barely has time to dodge out of the way before heís hit with his own fireball.It hits his throne instead, exploding it into dust.Rachel attacks with frightening ferocity and he can barely hold his own against her. Finally he succeeds in shoving her away.

 

Lucifer

Enough!

 

Rachel

(exaggerated southern drawl)

Aw but paw!I was just

startin ta have a little fun!

 

Lucifer

I have a job for you Rachel. One

I know you will love doing.

 

Rachel

(exaggerated reverence)

And what would that be

my lord?

 

Rachel begins giggling, almost hysterically, and we get the impression she may not be all there after all.Powerful and a little unstable all mixed together makes for a serious threat.

 

Lucifer

Have you ever heard of

Heavenís gate Rachel?

 

Rachel

Of course. Itís a portal that

opens all entrances to Heaven

simultaneously. Whoever holds

control of the Gate can force

the angels out leaving Paradise

ripe for the forces of hell to take.

 

Lucifer

Correct.There is a soul vulnerable

to our attack who knows the

location of Heavenís Gate.

 

Rachel is momentarily interested enough to take the conversation seriously and she leans in for more.

 

Rachel

No kidding. Who would that be?

 

Lucifer

Your mother was one of the most

powerful souls ever to grace the pits

of hell.As you know she was re-incarnated

into the body of a woman named

Eve.Find her and induce the Awakening.

 

Rachel circles Lucifer, her excitement growing by the second.She was excited at the possibility of winning the war against heaven, but her real motivation was seeing her mother again. She may be a demon, but sheíd loved Callisto.Lucifer has an idea of this and hopes to useit against her.

 

Rachel

Then we can bring her back to

Hell, corrupt her and take the

Gate.

 

Lucifer

And better still, youíll have your

precious mother back.Wouldnít

you like that?

 

Rachel

(Lying)

It makes no never mind to me

Lucy.If Iím going to do this Iíll need unlimited access to earth.

 

Lucifer

Of course you shall have it.

 

Rachel turns to the wall where Eve is sitting against the sarcophagus mourning her motherís loss.

 

Rachel

My precious Mommy indeed.

 

 

Close Up on Rachel

Fade Out

End of Teaser

 

 

Moving On-Act 1

Int-Palace In Heaven

Eli and Michael watch Eve suffer on a reflecting pool in the floor before them.

 

Eli

I feel for her.

 

Michael

Time heals all wounds Eli.

 

Eli

I know. Speaking of timeÖ

Mine has come.

 

Michael

If we are to save the location

of Heavenís Gate, we must stop

Lucifer from inducing the Awakening.

Are you ready?

 

Eli

I am.I just wish Xena was there

to help us.I fear that without

one as powerful as she, we may

lose.

 

Michael

You wonít lose. You will what is

necessary. I have faith in you.

 

Eli

And if I donít succeed in stopping

Rachel from inducing the Awkening?

 

Michael

Then Eve will regain all her memories of her past as Callisto.She will have until sunset tomorrow before her new body dies out. After that Callisto will once again walk the earth.If Rachel does succeed your job will be to keep Eve out of Luciferís grasp until the sun sets. Then Lucifer will lose his power to send demons to earth after her soul.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Eli

But EveÖ

 

Michael

Eve will be gone, replaced forever

by Callisto.Remember:Once the

Awakening begins, there is no

stopping it. All youíll be able

to do is keep Eveís soul out of hell

until her transformation is complete.

Make sure you give this to Eve.

Sheíll need it to defend herself

with against Luciferís demons.

 

Eli steps back, taking Michaelís sword with him.They share one last look before Eli fades away.

 

Michael

Good-luck my friend.

 

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Ext-Village of Eion

 

Gabrielle stands in the center of a small village called Eion.Itís a fishing town, its main trade being seafood and sales of fishing equipment.Today Gabrielle is helping to defend the village from an attack from a warlord named Teodore. The villagers are all armed and the town is heavily booby-trapped.

 

Gabrielle

I know youíre all frightened.

I know you donít want to

lose everything youíve spent

your entire lives building.

Thatís why Iím here.To do

my best to see that doesnít happen.

 

The villagerís cheer her but she quickly calms them down.

 

Gabrielle

Wait!Itís important you remember one

thing: These are trained warriors. Some

of you will die today. Be prepared

for losses.Also know that I am ready

to give my all to save you.

 

Villager

And we are prepared to give

our all for you Gabrielle.

 

Suddenly there is a loud banging noise as Teodoreís men begin to ram the city gates.

 

Villager

In memory of Xena!Xena! Xena!

 

The people pick up the chant, and this touches Gabrielle to her soul. Her hand falls to touch the Chakram which she has now learned to use, and closes her eyes.

 

Gabrielle

For Xena.

 

The city doors burst open and thugs come riding in on horseback. Gabrielle unhooks the Chakram, separates the two halves and throws them in opposite directions.The halves cut ropes on either side of the main street, releasing two huge logs that swing directly at the foot soldiers storming behind the horsemen.The battle is on.

 

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Ext-Temple to Dahak-That morning

A portal from hell cracks open in the ground before an abandoned temple to Dahak and Rachel comes flying out. She is in full demon form until she settles to the ground.When her hoofed feet touch the ground she transforms until she looks completely human,though sheís not aware of that yet.She holds her head back and sticks out her tongue to catch the cool, refreshing rain.She relishes in the feel of earthís nature around her.

 

Rachel

Now this is what I call paradise.

 

She bounds playfully up the steps and proceeds to walk right through the doors.

 

Int-Temple Interior

The once glorious temple is now full of dead leaves, spider webs and dust.The formerly shiny shields and swords adorning the walls now barely hang on, and as Rachel saunters further into the room a shield falls the floor with a loud clang.She laughs in delight, clapping her hands together.

 

Rachel

Will you look at this?An

honest to goodness temple to

some puny, powerless god.

 

She rushes up to the altar where she finds a mirror.For the first time she sees her beautiful face and she holds a hand up to feel her smooth skin.She doesnít notice Hope behind her.Hope is dressed as the Season Three Gabrielle, and she holds a staff tipped with a wicked blade, an evil grin covers her face.

 

Rachel

Iím so beautiful!

 

Hope

At least youíll go out with a high

self-esteem.

 

Instead of turning, Rachel tilts her head to the side to see who is behind her.She is thrilled it is Hope, for the daughter of Dahak is exactly whom she is after.

 

Rachel

You must be Hope.

 

Rachel runs a finger through the grime on the altar.

 

Rachel

This place could use a good

scrubbing you know?

 

Hope

Youíre right.I think Iíll start

by washing down the altar.

With your blood.

 

Hope swings her bladed staff at Rachel but it merely passes through her, causing no harm.Hope blinks up at her in shock.

 

Hope

Who are you?

(Rachel turns around)

Callisto!

 

Rachel

Wrong.Iím much more dangerous

than Callisto ever was my dear.

 

Hope attacks again but to no avail.The blade just passes through Rachel without causing harm. She quickly tires of the game and flicks at Hope as if flipping away a bug, sending her would-be killer flying across the room.Hope smacks into the rear wall hard enough for pieces of if to rain down on her.Next Rachel holds up a finger in a ďcome hereĒ motion and Hope tumbles and rolls toward her.When she has reached Rachelís feet, the demon grabs her by the throat and hoists her up, preparing to do more damage.

Continued - part 2