3 years ago

Cigarette Burns -

Cigarette Burns -


INT. ELEVATOR – DAYKirby presses the button for the penthouse and stands backas the doors close. He's nervous, the anxiety building asthe elevator starts to rise.Several floors go by with no incident, but then the lightsoverhead start to flicker.KIRBY...oh, shit...BOOM! Something hits the top of the elevator, hard.STOP IT!KIRBYBOOM! Something hits it again.Kirby desperately punches the penthouse button, like that'sgoing to somehow speed the elevator up.Suddenly, all the lights in the elevator go out except forthe single penthouse button.And in the darkness...a voice...ANNIE (O.S.)Sweeeeetman... KirbySweeeeeeetman...Kirby makes a noise, sad and afraid.ANNIE (O.S.)... are you my sweet man,Kirby?Kirby stays close to that button, close to that one littlebit of light.As a result, he doesn't see Annie loom up out of the shadowsbehind him. She's obviously dead, waterlogged, eyes likepools of black.She leans in close enough to whisper right in his ear.ANNIE (O.S.)Will you take care of me...always?

Kirby screams, just as the door starts to open, and hethrows himself through so fast that he slams his head andgashes it, not caring, just manic to escape.INT. PENTOUSE - DAYHe scrambles to his feet, shaken, the fresh cut on hisforehead starting to bleed. He looks back. No sign ofAnnie. The lights are back on in the elevator as the doorsclose.Kirby suddenly realizes where he is and turns around.Backovic's home is warm, beautiful, tastefully appointed.Lots of photos of Backovic.Kirby steps closer and examines a large portrait ofBackovic.He's not intimidating, not any sort of overt figure of evilor menace. In most pictures, he's just an ordinary Europeanguy between 20 and 40 years old.KATJA (O.S.)You saw something thatupset you... in theelevator.Kirby looks over to see someone walking towards him.KATJA BACKOVIC. Half-Indian, half-English. Tall, exotic,beautiful, mid-40's. Gender ambiguous.KIRBYYou could say that.KATJAYet now you are here. Youmust want this very badly.You're the first one toever make it this far.KIRBYI'm surprised to find youhere. I expected you to bein Europe somewhere.

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