Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Pleasure's All Yours
Happy Thursday, crime slicksters. It's time once again to take a trip to the dark side, where the girls are hot, the drinks are cold, and the hardboiled-pulp-noir action is non-stop, right here, at the coolest crime joint in cyberspace ... at That Killing Feeling.
In Chapter 28 of LITTLE GIRL BLUE, it's the next-to-last chapter as we hurtle toward the exciting conclusion of our story, where Carrie Love and Blue Wonder are about to have their final face-off with Tolly Chill and his goons ...
INT. MARGO'S ESTATE - POOL HOUSE - NIGHT
Blue and Seth RACE in, followed by Bernie.
He SLAMS the door. Locks it.
Pulls out his gun.
Seth holds up his rifle.
You cover the door.
I’ll check the windows.
But I don’t have a gun.
Bernie reaches into his boot.
Pulls out a small 22 caliber.
Now you do.
INT. BASEMENT - SECRET ROOM - AT THAT MOMENT
Carrie stands in the tunnel entrance.
Looks at Tolly.
His semi-automatic weapon aimed
at her mother. Eva. Layla.
I’m so glad you could join us.
The pleasure’s all yours, asshole.
Now is that any way
to greet someone on Christmas?
Ho fucking ho, fuck-face.
(pulls out her gun)
You touch one hair on my mother’s head,
and you’re getting a lump of coal up your ass.
Tolly walks over to Layla.
Places the gun against her head.
No, PLEASE. Please don’t SHOOT ME.
Drop the rod,
or I blow Selma Hayek’s brains out.
You blow her head off,
I blow off yours.
Tolly WHIPS another gun
out of his pocket.
Aims it at Carrie.
Forgot to mention I’m ambidextrous.
Drop it, hot stuff -- NOW.
Carrie drops her gun.
It CLATTERS to the floor.
Tolly SHOOTS Layla in the head.
BANG. Blood SPRAYS.
She HITS the floor.
Now kick the fucking gun OVER HERE.
Carrie KICKS the gun across the floor.
Tolly watches it SPIN.
In a flash, she KICKS him in the crotch, OOF.
He doubles over in pain.
He FIRES his gun. BANG. Misses her.
Eva SCREAMS again.
Margo opens her eyes,
and deftly JAMS her stun gun in Tolly’s side.
BZZZZZZZZZZ! 300 watts of electricity
ROAR through his body.
He dances like a marionette.
Carrie SOCKS him in the jaw with a hard left. CRACK.
He HITS the floor, THWUNK. Out cold.
Everyone stares at Tolly. Then Layla.
Oh my god. That -- poor girl.
I’ve never seen someone -- shot before.
Carrie picks up her gun.
Puts it in her waistband. Gets Tolly’s.
Hands one to Eva. The other to Margo.
What are we supposed to do with these?
(gets his walkie)
I’ve got to go see if Blue is okay.
You two keep him covered.
If he does ANYTHING,
don’t hesitate to shoot.
(hands it her)
Call Bernie on this if anything happens.
He has another one.
Why don’t we just shoot the bastard now?
It’s against the law.
(takes a breath)
Okay. I gotta go.
Be careful, Carrie.
I always am.
She goes to the tunnel. Stops. Turns.
I love you, mom.
PUSH IN ON Margo. In shock.
I -- love you, too.
EXT. POOL HOUSE - AT THAT MOMENT
Gero stands at the door.
BANG-BANG-BANGS on it with his gun.
GIVE IT UP, we’ve got you OUTNUMBERED.
Open the door, or we’re COMING IN.
INT. POOL HOUSE - CONTINUOUS
Seth and Blue crouch behind the sofa, guns aimed.
Bernie leans against the wall near the door.
BULLSHIT. There’s three of US and two of YOU.
It’s a STALEMATE, motherfucker.
Mad Dog looks at Gero.
Shit. What are we gonna do, boss?
I’m thinking, I’m thinking.
Bernie looks at Seth and Blue.
What are they doing?
Why aren’t they shooting at us?
Because gunshots will call attention to them.
Somebody will call the cops.
I’ve got an idea.
YOU’VE got an idea.
Yeah, listen -- there’s a back door.
Why don’t Seth and I sneak around
and surprise them?
Do you know how dangerous that is?
Duh. You got a better idea?
I say let’s do it.
I can’t let you do that. It’s crazy.
You’re the one they’re after.
That’s why they won’t expect it.
You keep them distracted,
and we’ll sneak up behind ‘em.
Saw it in a Lifetime movie.
Well, if it was in a Lifetime movie --