Friday Night Firefly

What's Yours Is Mine (Part 2)
The long way round rescue mission

Return from commercial.

Scene opens inside a mine in a queue with other “prisoners” to pick up mining equipment. It’s dark and dusty and everybody is covered in soot. The foreman is allocating each person to a different part of the mine.

Grady: “You lot” pointing at our heroes “take the shaft 98”

Our heroes follows orders and goes into the mine.

Cut to deep in the mine we see our heroes digging, dust all over the place and everything is covered in soot. It’s noisy and dark.

Cut to entrance of the mine seeing our heroes coming out covered in soot. We hear somebody shout “15 minutes break and not one minute more!”

Our heroes spot someone off screen and head in the direction. As the camera pans right, we see Grady standing reading reports and looking worried.

As our heroes approach, he looks up and says “Yes?”

Steve: “Are you Grady per chance?”

Grady: “I am”

Steve: “We’re friends of Marion and we’ve been told you could help.”

Grady: “Really?” He looks around nervously. He indicates with his hand that there are ears all over. “Take shaft number 56 after the break.” and walks off.

Cut to shaft 56 where our heroes are waiting. The shaft is empty and digging can be heard in the distance.

Grady appears out of the black

Grady: “How is Marion? How can I help?”

Steve: “Marion wants us to steal a large shipment of ore. I understand you could help us with that?”

Grady: “I certainly can, but I need you to help me first.”

Steve: “What can we do?”

Grady: “Save my daughter and I’ll help you”

Steve: “Where is she?”

Grady: “She is being held prisoner by Mr. du Bujac in his mansion across town. I’ve been in communication with her, so there is no problem getting it organised.”

Rambino: “FinallyIcankicksomeass!”

Grady: “What?”

Rambino: “Isaid,finallyIcankicksomeass!”

Grady: “Huh?”

Steve: “He’s itching to see some action. We’ll help you. What kind of protection does he have?”

Grady: “He’s serious about his personal safety. He has an army of guards on the grounds. His mansion is a fortress, but it has one weakness. He didn’t think of somebody coming from above. He has absolutely no defences facing upwards. I was thinking we could swoop in with a ship and grab her.”

Steve: “Sounds easy enough.”

Rambino: “grumble. Iwaslookingforwardtoafight!”

Grady: “I want to be on this rescue mission, it is my daughter after all.”

Steve: “No problem. Meet us at our ship tonight. But we need to…”

Suddenly sirens start and screaming can be heard. Grady runs off with our heroes following. Cut to another part of the mine where we see a lot of smoke, miners being carried out and people running in out of the mine. One of them comes over and tells Grady:

Miner: “Shaft 14 has collapsed, we got people trapped.”

Grady: “Alright you three, grab your gear and get in there and help!”

Grady runs off screen, but we can still hear him barking orders. We see our heroes head into the smoke.

A few seconds later we see our heroes come out each carrying a miner.

Rambino: “Thatsthelastone!”

But nobody takes notice till Steve says:

Steve: “That’s the last one!”

Emergency workers take over from our heroes while we hear cheering and congratulations go around.

Cut to outside the mine. We see Etienne du Bujac thanking everybody for their bravery. He is dressed completely out of place for the location in his finely pressed suit. Even his shoes seem completely unsuitable for the terrain. If he wasn’t the mine boss, you’d think he just came from one of the central planets. Nobody looks at all impressed, but nobody dares to challenge him either.

He sees our heroes come out of the mine and heads towards them.

Etienne: “I heard how much you helped in the mines. I thank you greatly for your bravery. Well done. I do apologise how you’ve been treated. The arrest must have been mistake and I have personally resolved the matter and you are free to go.”

Etienne’s smile is as fake as the rest of him. Our heroes thanks Etienne.

Etienne: “What are your plans, now that you are free?”

Grady: “They are leaving tomorrow.”

Etienne: “In that case I would love for you to join me for dinner tonight!”

Steve: “We would love to.”

Etienne is a little surprised at the the acceptance, but keeps smiling.

Etienne: “Good, good. See you at 8.”

Etienne heads off to thank everybody else.

Grady whispers: “I’ll see at your boat at 6” and heads off.

We see our heroes head in the opposite direction towards the front gates.

Cut to inside the Firefly in the main living area. Rhonda is cooking and our heroes look cleaned up, sitting around the main table and working out a plan for tonight.

Rambino: “Illstaybehindandgettheshipready”

Steve: “Vin and I will attend the dinner. Else it he might get suspicious.”

Vin: “We could try rescuing the daughter while we’re in the mansion”

Steve: “We still need to exit through her bedroom window.”

Vin: “How do we know which window?”

Grady comes through the hatch.

Grady: “I know which window and I can tell her to get ready while you two are at the dinner.”

Rambino: “Usetheearwigs. Illbewaitingforthegoaheadifthingsdontgosmooth.”

Cut to outside the mansion. The mansion is designed like an ancient roman villa with great pillars and doors with extravagant carvings. A large staircase leads to the doors of the mansion. Guards can be seen milling around all over the place carrying heavy machine guns. We see our heroes slowly ascend the great staircase.

Cut to inside the mansion where we see the butler opening the door to let our heroes inside. We see the butler taking some effort to open the heavy doors.

Camera cuts to behind our heroes where we see the inside of the mansion. The floor is covered in elaborate and beautiful mosaic tiles with two large staircases on either side leading to the upstairs. The entrance is sparsely decorated to provide an impressive feeling of size.

Butler: “Mr. du Bujac will be with you shortly. He has asked me to show you to the library.”

The butler leads our heroes to the library. As impressive as the hallway was, so it the library. Stacked full of books with a comfortable seating area in the middle. Upon closer inspection, the books appear to be fake. The books are all empty.

Etienne walks in from one of the doors of the library.

Etienne: “Welcome, welcome!” Turns to butler “Dinner ready?”

Butler: “Yes, sir.”

Etienne (back to the heroes): “Then follow me.”

Overall the conversation isn’t really intriguing. He goes on about how he built the mansion from scratch with no expense spared. Our heroes politely listens to him, but frankly it goes in one ear and comes out the next and I really have no interest in writing the nonsense this guy spews anyhow.

Vin suddenly comes up with an idea to avoid listening to du Bujac and asks the butler to show to the bathroom.

The butler leads him across the great hall and behind one of the staircases. Vin finds the bathroom as extravagant as the rest of the building with golden handles, golden faucets and fresh towels.

Vin quietly attempts to exit the bathroom and attempt to sneak upstairs, but instead walks straight into the butler.

Butler: “This way please.”

Without much choice, Vin heads back to the dining room with the butler. Taking a queue from Vin, Steve decides to do the same.

One the way to the bathroom.

Steve: “How long have you worked here?”

Butler: “A long time, before Mr. du Bujac took over the place.”

Steve: “So, you know Marion?”

Butler: “I certainly do and what a wonderful boss she was. Always treated us fairly.”

Steve: “We work for Marion. Would you be willing to help us?”

Butler: “I’ll do what I can.”

Steve: “I understand he is holding Grady’s daughter hostage. Can you show me which room she is in?”

Butler: “I certainly can. Follow me.”

Camera cuts to the great hall and we see the butler lead the way upstairs.

Camera cuts to corridor with the butler and hero facing a bedroom door.

Butler: “This is her room.”

Steve: “Have you got the key?”

Butler: “I’m afraid not. Mr. du Bujac has all the keys. He doesn’t trust us very much.”

Steve looks at the door and moves back getting ready to kick the door.

Butler: “I wouldn’t recommend it. These doors are extremely heavy and would require an extreme force to open. The guards would be here before you manage to kick the door down.”

Steve nods and relaxes. Thinks about it for a while.

Steve: “Ok. Let’s go back.”

Camera cuts to outside the mansion and we see our heroes say good night to Etienne du Bujac and head out.

Camera cut back into the ship.

Steve: “Back to Plan A”

Rambino: “Aboutbloodytime!”

Cut to cockpit.

Rambino sits into the pilot chair and begins the startup sequence.

Cut to outside and we see the firefly start to lift off

Cut to the firefly flying

Camera pans around to behind the firefly where we see the Mansion coming into view.

The firefly makes a pass of the mansion where Grady uses a flashlight to flash morse code. In one of the windows we can see flashes of light.

Cut to inside cockpit

Grady: “Go go!”

Rambino quickly drops the firefly next to the window and flips a switch to extend a walk plank to the window.

Camera cuts to outside the mansion facing the walk plank.

She climbs out onto the walk plank but has to drop down immediately as gunfire starts. Vin decides to come onto the walk plank, with one hand holding onto the rail and the other outstretched to grab the girl. Unfortunately he doesn’t quite reach. She is precariously holding on to the platform with one hand while her other arm is stretched out trying to grab the hand of our hero Vin.

Suddenly Steve comes out, standing tall in his red, blue and white with his shield in one hand and completely oblivious to the bullets and the wind. Bullets are bouncing off his shield and he says, “Not to fear, Captain America is here!”. In the background you can hear Rhonda say “Oh, brother!”

And with one swoop, Steve grabs her and brings her onboard. She looks longingly into Steve’s eye and not ready to let go of him and says “Oh, thank you Captain America”.

Camera cuts to the outside of the ship and we see the firefly depart into the sky.

What's Yours Is Mine (Part 1)
Steve has trouble with names

Previously on Friday Firefly Night…

The camera starts out in space with a big blue planet taking up the whole view (It’s Persephone) and quickly zooms down into the Broken Rose bar (In Eavesdown dock) where our heroes are sitting around a round table with their drinks waiting for their client. They’re arguing over who should buy the next round.

The Broken Rose is built into the remains of a notorious pirate ship that crashed on the Eavesdown Docks. Though the derelict vessel has been stripped of all functioning parts, an
entrepreneur bought the land it’s sittin’ on and built a whiskey still in the ship’s former engine room. The saloon is downright cozy. Stools and tables are creatively positioned and screwed into the floor. War memorabilia from both sides decorate the walls.
End Note

Camera pans around the table till the entrance is visible on the edge of the screen. Soon a woman walks in. Not dressed like a tourist nor does she look like a complete local. Her clothes feel a little bit out of time and she looks like she has seen some tough times. Her hands and face definitely look like she has seen some hard labour and her muscles are noticeable through the clothes she wear. One look and you can immediately tell she can handle herself in a fight. She heads straight to the bar.

Camera pans back to our heroes and we see them definitely noticing her come in. After a short debate on who should introduce themselves, Steve draws the short straw and gets up and heads towards the bar. Frankly, who can understand Rambino’s slur anyway?

Camera cuts to Marion (Marion is in the left third of the shot). We see Steve approaching in the right third of the frame. As Steve approaches the bar, he says “Are you Marion?”. She turns towards Steve with the suspicious kind of look and responds “Who wants to know?”

Steve: “We’re kinda looking for work and we hear somebody wants to hire us.”

Marion: “You must be Steve”

Steve: “Yes ma’am. Let me buy you a drink.”

Steve signals the bartender (outside of shot) and a drink for Marion gets slid in front of her (drink slides in from left of shot).

She grabs the drink and says “Let’s head over to your table where there is a bit more privacy.”

Steve leads the way towards the table.

Camera cuts to table. Shot shows Marion and Steve sitting down at the table. Camera shows all four of them around the table. As they sit, Steve introduces Rambino and Vin.

Steve: “This is Rambino”

Rambino “Nicetomeetyou!”

Steve: “And this is Vin”

Vin: “Pleasure.”

Steve: “Meet Marilyn Manson”

Camera cuts to Marion Morrison.

Marion: “Marion Morrison”

Camera cuts to Steve

Steve: “Sorry! Marlin Manson”

Camera cuts to Marion Morrison.

Marion: “Marion Morrison!”

Camera cuts to Steve

Steve: “Sorry! Maven Morgan”

Camera cuts to Marion

We see an expression of exasperation on Marion indicating she gives up trying to correct Steve and instead begins to explain the job to them.

Marion: "I need you to steal a shipment of ore from Morrison Mining Company on Sweethome in the town of Hannibal. They are transporting a large quantity of ore from the planet to the transport ship and I want you to intercept it. ".

Camera cuts to Steve

Steve: “May I ask why?”

Camera cuts to Marion

Marion: “The current owner stole the company from me and I want steal what is rightfully mine. The pay will be good. I’ll give you 10% of the value of the ore.”

Camera cuts to our heroes and they have a short discussion with general agreement. In the corner of the shot we see Marion pull out a broken watch and looks at it. Our heroes notice her facial expression change showing pain and sorrow. She notices our heroes have come to an agreement and quickly composes herself. She puts the watch away.

Marion: “I would like to tag along for this job”

Our heroes generally nod and show an indication of why not.

Camera cuts to Steve

Steve: “What can you tell us about the place?”

Camera cuts to Marion

Marion: “I still have many friends on the planet which can help you.”

Camera cuts to the table.

Without any further questions, they begin drinking up and getting ready to go. In the background we can see 6 people approaching. Fully muscular guys and they don’t look particularly friendly.

As Steve finishes his drink, one of them says to Steve. “I don’t like you!” The others behind him snigger.

Steve glances around the table and sees a grin starting on Rambino’s face. Before anyone else reacts, Rambino throws the first punch. As Rambino punches one of the goons while getting up, his punch wasn’t powerful enough to knock them out, but certainly put him on the ground.

Camera zooms out and we see our heroes all get up and start a punch up in the bar. Marion quietly sits there finishing her drink.

As Vin and Rambino gets up to take a shot at the goons, Steve gets caught by the table missing his punch and manages to trip and bump his head against the table.

The goons have less luck. Without a clear strategy or organisation, they are getting in the way of each other.

Steve tries again, but decides to use his shield. Unfortunately he doesn’t quite manage to punch one with the shield and ends up smacking himself in the face with it. In the meantime Rambino and Vin has managed to put most of the goons on ground.

Steve finally manages to take out the last two goons despite being dazed previously.

On the edge of screen we can see Marion looking impressed.

Camera cut to Steve as he grabs one of the goons.

Steve: “Who do you work for?”

Goon: “The owner of Morrison Mines! We heard you were going there and he doesn’t like visitors! We were only trying to discourage you from going!”

Steve punches his lights out and takes a quick look around to see if there is any more trouble.

Cut to bartender

The bartender nod an approving look.

Cut to Steve

Steve makes an apologetic expression.

Cut to room

We see our heroes with Marion in tow leave the bar.

Cut to Intro

Screen is filled with dust. In the background we can hear the roar of engines quieting down. We slowly see the dust settle and the firefly starts to appear from within the dust.

The cargo bay doors start coming down and we can see our heroes and Marion in the cargo bay.

Camera cuts to inside the Firefly cargo bay with all our heroes and Marion in the shot.

We see our heroes discussing what to do first.

Marion: “I better stay on board. Most people will recognise me on sight.”

Our heroes nod in agreement and decide to head into to the mining facility first.

Camera cuts to the road leading to the mining facility. The facility is still a distance away, but our heroes can clearly see all the guards around the facility. The facility is heavily guarded and our heroes decide to head to town instead.

Camera cuts to the road leading into town. The town looks like it has seen better days. The buildings in town looked like this was once a wealthy town, now rundown and quiet. We can see a very old poster on one of the walls, covered in dust and you can barely see the image and words. The poster is calling for people to join the independents with Captain America as the central character.

As they approach, they decide to visit the local saloon to see if they can gather any information about the mining operation.

Camera cuts to inside the saloon

The saloon is empty at this time of day and definitely has seen better days. All the colours are muted and a lot of the chairs have been mended with nails and duct tape. The bar looks well used and the bartender doesn’t look much better either.

Camera cut to Steve

Steve approaches the bar

Steve: “A round of your finest please!”

Camera cut to bartender. The bartender begins grabbing a few glasses and starts filling up.

Camera cut to Steve

Steve: “What can you tell me about the mining operation?”

Camera cut to bartender

Bartender: “The mine is run by Etienne du Bujac. He took over the mine after Marion Morrison was convicted for murder.”

Camera cut to Steve

Steve: “Bu.. what?”

Bartender: “du Bujac”

Steve: “d jack?”

Bartender: “du Bujac”

Steve: “What jack?”

Bartender: “du Bujac”

Steve: “due date?”

Bartender: “du Bujac!”

Steve: “Steve Jackson?”

Steve grabs the comm and hails Hans

Steve: “Translate this for me, Hans!”

Bartender: “du Bujac”

Hans: “Ik not know French”

Bartender hands over the drinks obviously giving up.

Steve: “Let’s just call him Jack, alright?”

Bartender shrugs in acceptance.

Steve: “Who did she kill?”

Camera cut to bartender

Bartender: “The former sheriff and I really liked Marion.”

Steve: “We work for Marion.”

Bartender: “Really? Well, none of us believe she actually killed the sheriff.”

Steve: “Who do you think did?”

Bartender: “I think the bast*rd son of his who now runs the mine. Of course nobody had any proof.”

Steve: “Know when the shifts change at the mine?”

Bartender: “Not anymore. The shifts keep changing and getting longer and longer. In fact, it’s been very bad for business. A lot of the miners come out so tired, they go straight home to bed skipping a drink. You should go and find Grady Hopkins. He’s the mine’s foreman and he was a very good friend of Marion. I’m sure he can help you.”

Steve: “Thanks!”

Bartender: “By the way, watch out for the Sheriff and let Marion know if she needs any help, she can count on me.”

Our heroes go into a corner and converse over the information. They finish their drinks and decide to take a better look around.

Cut to outside with the camera facing the sun

Our heroes see a person wearing a shiny bronze star approach them with a group of 12 presumably deputies approach them. They are all armed, but it doesn’t look like they are itching to pull their guns out.

Sheriff: “You’re under arrest”

Steve: “What for?”

Sheriff: “Disturbin’ the Peace”

Our heroes begin to shuffle in preparation for a showdown.

Sheriff: “Hey, not looking for a fight. Just come peacefully please.”

Steve: “Any chance we can convince you otherwise?”

Sheriff: “Sorry. Orders are order. Please don’t make it resisting arrest as well.”

Our heroes take one last look to size up the situation and decide to surrender.

Cut to commercial


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