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Welcome to the Official XWPVS Virtual Season 8.  We will present you with 22 episodes that I am sure you will enjoy.  We would also like to hear from you. You can write us at: theofficialxwpvs@hotmail.com

Now... On with the show.


 

 

The following episode written for the Xena Warrior Princess Virtual Season is a work of fiction based upon the television series Xena: Warrior Princess. The original characters are used strictly for fan purposes and NOT for profit. There is no intent to infringe upon or violate any copyrights held by Studio USA, Renaissance Pictures, Universal Television or any other organization that owns the rights to this series.

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Xena Warrior Princess Virtual Season Episode

810: Spooky Seaside Spirits

Teleplay by: Heather Creely and Guilda

Written by: Heather Creely and Guilda

Illustrated by: Kathy Austin

Beta Read by: Femerlin and Redwolf Painter 

Teaser ad by: Blitzgal

 


TEASER

FADE IN:

1. EXT. FOREST - NOON -

As the sun rests high in the sky signaling that it is mid-day, Xena and Gabrielle walk along a dirt road enjoying the blue skies and the peace.

The sounds of the forest can be heard all around them, birds flying over head, rabbits hopping through the brush at the side of the road, and the gurgling of a nearby brook.

XENA

It'll be good to finally make it back to Greece.

 

GABRIELLE

You can say that again.

 

XENA

It'll be good to...

 

Gabrielle playfully swats Xena in the arm, as they both start to laugh.

 

GABRIELLE

Back to familiar lands and animals...

(beat)

I am so grateful that I won't have to see another monkey.

 

Xena stops and looks at her in amazement.

 

XENA

After everything we've been through,

(beat - raised eyebrow)

you're most thankful that you don't have to see any monkeys.

 

GABRIELLE

Yes.

 

XENA
(shaking her head)

I can't believe you.

 

The two continue their walk along in silence for a few minutes.

 

GABRIELLE

Well, you didn't have them throwing rotten fruit at you!

 

XENA

Still a little hostile, are we?

 

GABRIELLE

That fruit smelled terrible! Plus, they wouldn't stop laughing at me...

(beat - pouting)

stupid monkeys.

 

Xena does her best to try and conceal her laughter, offering Gabrielle a fake smile of sympathy.

 

XENA
(under her breath)

You certainly did smell awful...

 

Gabrielle shoots Xena an annoyed look.

 

GABRIELLE

Anyway, as I was saying...

(beat)

...being back Greece will give us a chance to find family and friends.

 

XENA

I really do want to check on Eve.

 

GABRIELLE

Since we've already sent word to King Gabriel that we've returned, we can postpone visiting him, and go look for her.

 

XENA

Now it's just a matter of hopping aboard the next boat headed towards Greece. There's a seaport not far from here.

 

GABRIELLE

The faster... the better.

 

XENA

We're close to home... should be a smooth journey from here on in...

 

Gabrielle crouches down and immediately sets herself in a defensive fighting pose.

Xena turns to look at her.

XENA
(confused)

What are ya doin'?

 

GABRIELLE

You just said that everything would be quiet from here on in.

 

XENA

Yeah... so?

 

GABRIELLE

Every time you do that, a war or something breaks out right in front of us.

 

XENA

It does not.

 

Gabrielle stands up next to her.

 

GABRIELLE

Oh yes it does..

 

Just then a man approaches riding a golden mare at a fast pace.

The horse is pulling a cart filled to the brim with baskets, pots, pans, and cooking utensils. The items are bouncing up and down inside the cart as he moves along.

 

MAN
(to himself)

If they think I'm spending one more night in that creepy place... they must be nuts!

 

He turns and looks back in the direction he came from, and raises his fist in the air, shaking it.

 

MAN
(continued)

Find someone else to get your supplies from!

 

The man is distracted and doesn't seem to notice Xena and Gabrielle, steering his horse and cart right towards them.

They move out of the way to avoid being hit, but the man is headed straight into a nearby tree.

The horse suddenly rears back, tossing the man into the air, and onto the ground right in front of Xena and Gabrielle.

The man appears to be stunned, but not injured.

GABRIELLE

Are you okay?

 

He rises to his feet, dusting off his clothes, and looks at the two of them.

 

MAN
(shaky)

Yeah... fine.

 

GABRIELLE

Why were you in such a hurry to leave?

 

MAN

I had to get away from that... that... town...

 

XENA

The seaport?

 

MAN

Yes,

(beat)

too many bizarre things happening there.

 

GABRIELLE

What kind of things?

 

An eerie howling sound is heard coming from the direction of the town.

 

MAN
(scared)

I don't have time for this.

(beat)

But if I were you, I'd start heading in the other direction.

The man quickly gathers up his horse and cart. He doesn't even bother to pick up the items that have spilled onto the road.

It only takes a few minutes for him to have traveled out of sight.

 

GABRIELLE

This would be the same seaport we're heading to.

 

XENA

Yep.

 

GABRIELLE

I see...

(beat)

So, do you still think it's going to be a quiet journey?

 

FADE OUT:

 

END TEASER

ACT I


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