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EXT. TEMPLE - PRE DAWN
Xena is outside the temple, pacing back and forth as Orcin watches from his place a few inches about the ground.
You are sure sheíll come
and bring Ghin with her?
She turns and looks at the old man.
This is what you wanted isnít it?
Xena turns away from Orcin and lifts her head as if she is looking for something. She places her hand on her sword and waits patiently.
Get ready and stay
out of the way.
As Orcin moves to the side near the temple Gabrielle comes riding through the woods at a full gallop. She barely slows her horse as she dismounts and lands before Xena, her own sword drawn and at the ready.
Give it up Xena.
You canít win this one.
One brow goes up over Xenaís eye and she stands a little straighter.
Really? You think
you can take me?
I know I can. I know where
your weak spots are.
Letís test that theory, shall we?
They engage, swords clashing together so fiercely that they create sparks. Both Orcin and Ghin bring their hands up to shield their eyes.
Battling back and forth, they both are exerting a tremendous amount of force on each other. They are breathing heavily and muscles are tense and rippling as they move in perfect symmetry throwing blows and having them blocked expertly by the other. They move in a circle, forcing both Ghin and Orcin to move away from them and closer to each other.
Xena throws a round house at Gabrielle, who ducks it and rolls away. When she comes up her sword is at Ghinís throat and simultaneously Xenaís is at Orcinís
INT. TEMPLE - DAY
The doors burst open. Xena and Gabrielle herd their prisoners in at the point of their swords.
How dare you!
How dare we?
She moves around and get very close to his face.
Look, little man. Donít even
consider trying to make us
the bad guys here. How dare
you try to use me against
Xena and these people!
We needed to get
the power source.
Yeah, Iíve been thinking
about that too.
She gestures to Gabrielle.
Keep an eye on our
little friends here.
Oh donít worry. They
arenít going anywhere.
Xena crosses the room to a small pedestal which holds a glowing stone, much like the Ixion stone. Carefully she reaches for it with just a bit of hesitation. After having a couple bad experiences with this kind of thing, sheís understandably cautious.
If I disappear into a
time warp, kill them.
She takes the stone from the pedestal and looks at it curiously as she realizes itís not going to zap her into another dimension.
She walks back over and places it on the floor between the two men.
This is what you both want, and
when two groups of people want
something this bad, thatís just a
recipe for disaster. I think
we need to destroy it.
Xena steps back from the stone. Grabbing them by their robes, she drags Ghin and Orcin with her.
Go ahead, Gabrielle; I think
you deserve the honor.
Gabrielle moves over the stone and raises her sword.
Gabrielleís posture relaxes a little as she looks over, but she doesnít lower the weapon.
You... you canít destroy it!
Did you mean what you said?
Yes, but they must be willing.
Go ahead Gabrielle.
She raises her sword again, this time bringing it down and splitting the stone in half.
EXT. VILLAGE - NIGHT
Xena and Gabrielle are laying together in a bedroll as the people of the village mill around and begin to make room for those who will be returning.
So tell me?
What would you like to know?
How to make wine.
Gabrielle playfully pinches Xena, making her squirm.
I want to know how
you figured it out.
Ah yes, one of my
better moments I think.
Well, while youíre lying there
being all proud of yourself, tell me.
Xena chuckles and holds Gabrielle tighter.
Well, it all started when Orcin started
talking about our lives together. Even
the ones in the past. He reminded
me that we have a very special
connection that I could use to
do what we needed, but....
Thereís always a but.
Seems like it. But because of the
spell they had cast around you
and because we donít have great
control over whatever this is,
I needed a booster.
And you found a booster?
Orcin gave me one.
She pulls the stone from a pack by her head.
Here you go. This did it. Let me
get to you the first time, which
was enough to jog your memory.
You knew my training would take
over and Iíd work myself to
exhaustion. That was when you
sent the flying chakramgram?
Exactly. And once you saw the
chakram, I had high hopes that
it would do the trick. You and I
have a long history with that thing.
Okay I understand all that, but
how did you determine who
was telling the truth about the stone.
Well that was a little more difficult.
But it came to me that if it was really
as powerful as we had been led to
believe then the one who wouldnít
want it destroyed was the one we
needed to keep it away from.
Oh, thatís clever.
EXT. VILLAGE - DAY
Xena and Gabrielle are standing in the middle of the village as the Mountain Clan is welcomed back.
There are obvious tears of joy among them as families appear to be reunited. Gabrielle smiles and takes Xenaís hand.
Yeah, we did all right.
We usually do.
There is a break in the commotion when Orcin comes into the village with Tril and Kal. Kal is leading Argo.
Argo! There you are.
They both move to the horse who is apparently happy to see them as well.
Where have you been?
Some guy probably came
along with an apple.
She was waiting on the edge
of the woods. Until the two clans
were reunited, this forest was
not the most pleasant place to be.
We took the time to make her new
shoes, Warrior. A gift from us to
you for all of your help. I think youíll
find that these shoes wonít wear
out very quickly. They are made
from a special metal only found here.
Ghin approaches and Orcin seems to greet him with a friendly nod.
Thank you both. Our people had
become so obsessed with gaining
the stone we had lost the memories
of how important just being with
our own people had become.
We are forever grateful.
Think nothing of it.
Itís what we do.
Before you go we want
to give you something.
Tril moves forward and gives Ghin a small box and Orcin a box very similar.
For you, Warrior.
He hands Gabrielle the box. Opening it she finds a small silver ring, she smiles and nods.
Orcin hands Xena her box and she finds a small golden ring.
Wear it in good health, Warrior.
END OF ACT FOUR
EXT. ROAD - DAY
Xena and Gabrielle are both riding Argo as they slowly move down a road like so many others they have ridden before.
So where to now?
I hadnít anything in particular
planned. Do you have
someplace youíd like to go?
Doesnít matter to me as long
as weíre together. I donít much
like being separated from you.
Under any circumstances.
We wonít be. Family
should be together.
I thought so. I guess that fact hit
home with those people. Their
conflict had gotten so out of hand
they couldnít have children. They
need each other. Just like we
need each other. I donít ever
intend to lose sight of that again.
Gabrielle squeezes Xena hard around her waist.
Oooo, I love it when you
get all mushy and romantic.
Yeah, well donít get use to it.
They continue together down the road into the setting sun.
No creatures where harmed during the making of this motion picture, but
Gabrielle has vowed to stop camping in forests that are supposedly cursed.