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EXT. VILLAGE - MORNING
Xena shoots straight up from a sound sleep, grasping at air as if she is reaching and grabbing for a person.
Her yell brings several members of the village. They watch from a safe distance as she comes to full awareness and looks around for her missing partner. Kal moves quickly through the crowd and stands before her.
I had her! Damn it! I had her!
Warrior? Who did you have?
Gabrielle! I had my hands
on her! I nearly had her!
Thatís not possible. Your
tyro is in the mountains.
Tyro? What is a tyro?
Uh... student. She is your student.
Gabrielle is not my student.
You taught her, of course she is.
Realization suddenly sets in for Xena. She nods slowly as she looks around the village.
She waits. He slowly emerges from the shadows of the trees.
They took her because
I trained her?
Yes. They knew they
couldnít control you.
Theyíre using mind control to
make her do what they want.
Yes. You saw her, didnít you?
I was there with her.
Or somewhere with her.
You broke through their control.
But she didnít remember me.
Their control. Not their spells.
Then I can get to her.
Possibly. However the reason that
your last encounter ended so
abruptly is no doubt because they
discovered your communication
and put a block up around it. Were
you using the stone I gave you?
No. I mean I donít know.
I fell asleep and....
Was the stone in
The stone is an amplifier. It
enhances your natural abilities.
The connection you have with
her. But it does have a price.
Of course it does. Everything
has a damn price.
Only that they can detect it. If
you want to get to your partner
you will have to find another
way to avoid detection.
INT. EXERCISE ROOM - DAY
Gabrielle is doing a series of sword drills. Sheís working hard and sweat is pouring from her face and neck. Her breathing is hard and labored and itís clear that what she is trying to do is wear herself out. She finally slows and drops to her knees, staring out a large window at the moon. The position is almost one of defeat as her arms open wide and her head falls back as she looks up to the moon. Her eyes close and then snap open as her hand comes up and grabs the chakram out of the air.
She looks at it, studying it and turning it over in her hand. She finally takes it in both hands. When she does, visions flash through her mind.
EXT. AMAZON VILLAGE - CEREMONIAL PLATFORM - AFTERNOON
The Amazons start to sing and dance around them, but Xena and Gabrielle only have eyes for each other. They move closer to each other, then go very still, eyes locked and the world around them disregarded.
And so, two are made one,
and the blood of an outsider
is brought into the Amazon
Nation. Xena, we welcome you.
Xena leans forward and kisses Gabrielle. Their hands are still clasped together.
INT. ARESí TEMPLE - NIGHT - LATER
Ares snorts. Xena turns to Gabrielle and holds her hand out. Gabrielle accepts it, and allows herself to be drawn over to Xena. She tilts her head and waits, watching Xena's face.
See that, Ares? Love is
the look in her eyes.
Ares rolls his. Xena cups Gabrielle's face.
Love is equal, Ares. Love is two
people sharing.... Everything.
INT. EXERCISE ROOM - DAY
Gabrielle shakes her head and looks at the weapon again.
She examines the chakram more closely and finds a small piece of parchment tied to it. Unwrapping it, she begins reading it. A smile slowly crosses her lips.
Xena, how could I have
Gripping the chakram she moves back to the window and looks out. In the valley she can see a clearing with a fire and a lone figure standing next to it. She looks at the chakram, and then distance between them.
I suppose you think I can throw
this all the way down there.
Taking a deep breath she throws the chakram and watches as it flies a straight path down the rocky face of the mountain and into Xenaís waiting hand.
EXT. CLEARING - NIGHT
Xena snatches the chakram out of the air and clips it to her hip. She turns to Orcin and raises a brow, giving him a satisfied little smirk.
Told ya it would work.
So it seems.
She did exactly what she was
supposed to do. She worked
herself into a physical
and mental exhaustion.
Breaking their spell and giving
you the opening you needed?
You have taught her well.
Weíve learned a lot
from each other.
So now you believe youíve
restored her memory of you.
How do you expect to work
together to defeat them? You
still canít get into their fortress.
We have many skills.
EXT. MOUNTAIN FACE - EVENING
Gabrielle is seated on a large dark horse, looking down at the village below her. Ghin and Nhif are standing next to her.
We have a problem, gentleman.
Yes, the Forest Clan has
recruited a warrior of their own.
Ghin and Nhif look at each other and then both sets of eyes move to Gabrielle.
But certainly not a warrior who
can defeat you, General?
Perhaps, but weíre not going to
give them a chance to find out.
You are ready to attack?
As ready as I can be under the
circumstances. We canít let them
get ready. We canít let her fortify
their defenses. Ghin, you and I
are riding down there at first light.
We are. Be ready
just before dawn.
EXT. MIST - NIGHT
Gabrielle is walking through the mist and smiles when she sees Xena coming from the other direction.
About time you showed up.
I had trouble sleeping.
I know the feeling. So do you
want to explain all this to me?
We donít have time right now.
Itís complicated. Just make
sure you get that little troll
down to the village by sunup.
Weíll be there. Donít worry.
Iím sorry I forgot you, Xena.
Xena smiles and reaches across to take her hand.
It was a spell. You didnít forget me.
You just didnít remember me.
Thereís a difference. If you had
forgotten me, I wouldnít have been
able to make contact with you.
Iím really glad you did. I would never
have forgiven myself if I had done
what they wanted. Spell or not.
Well, we donít have to worry about
that now. Be there before sunup.
Gabrielle leans forward and kisses Xena very gently almost afraid the contact might end their time together.
Oh I want more of those
when we get through this.
You got it.
END OF ACT THREE