Out of the Ashes

Trapped

October 13, 2021 Unknown Squared Productions Season 2 Episode 2
Out of the Ashes
Trapped
Show Notes Transcript

In a hurry the group has now made it to the hospital in search of a way to help stop the infection that has afflicted Mya.  When they arrive all seems calm but then they learn from someone inside that everything is not as it seems.

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Bus pulls up (slows and stops)


Walking to back


DAVID

We’re here.  How is she?


ISABELLE

She feels worse.


LENA

See if you can find a stretcher for her.  She needs a place to fully 

stretch out and rest.


DAVID

Chris and I are headed out now.  We’ll keep our eyes peeled.


Walking


DAVID

Alright Chris we’re gonna clear the area.  Keep your eyes peeled for a stretcher.  If you find one bring it back.


CHRIS

Sounds good.


LUTHER

I’m coming with you.


DAVID

We don’t know what we’re going to find in there.  Are you sure?


LUTHER

I understand but I’m still coming.


DAVID

If you insist, then take this.


Gun check


DAVID

It seems like you know what you’re doing.



LUTHER

I wasn't always a cameraman.


ISABELLE

I’m coming too.


DAVID

I thought you were looking after Mya.


ISABELLE

Mom and Tanya are there.


DAVID

Ok well when we get in there Izzy you’re with me and Luther you

go with Chris.  I was just telling Chris to look for a stretcher so 

so everyone keep a look out.  Secure the floor as best as 

you can and see if you can get a location on the pharmacy.


CHRIS

Got it.


Walking


ISABELLE

I’m surprised you didn’t put up a fight when I said I’m coming.


DAVID

Ha.  I thought about it but we just had that talk and I’m not about

to argue with you or your mother.


Beat


ISABELLE

So werewolves.


DAVID

Uh.  Oh.  Yea, werewolves.


ISABELLE

I wonder what else is out there.


Echo location sound


DAVID

Shhh.


Silence


Suspense tone



DAVID

Did you hear something?


ISABELLE

No.  What did you hear?


DAVID

I don’t know.  Maybe nothing.


Walking


Watch beeps


ISABELLE

It’s time to head back.  What are you looking at?


DAVID

It’s a directory.  We need the pharmacy.  It’s on the fifth floor.


ISABELLE

How are we gonna get Mya up there?


DAVID

I’ll carry Mya if I have to.  Let’s head back.


Walking.


CHRIS

Finally.  What took y’all so long?


DAVID

We went a bit too far.  Let’s hurry back.  You couldn’t find a stretcher?


CHRIS

No.  Just this wheelchair.


DAVID

We’re going up to the fifth floor so that may work better.


LUTHER

Why the fifth floor?



DAVID

That’s where the pharmacy is.  That’s the best bet to get what

we need.


Walking.


LENA

You’re back.  How is it in there?


DAVID

It seems safe.  There’s three ways in.  If we barricade those we

should be able to rest for a while.


LUTHER

I’m going to get Mya ready.  If we need to go up to the fifth floor

we should get going.


Walking - Fade


LENA

The fifth floor?  Why up there?


DAVID

The fifth floor is where the pharmacy is.


ISABELLE

I’m going to grab a few things from the back of the bus.


DAVID

Hey.  While you’re back there grab the yellow bag.  Chris, when 

everyone is out, move the bus to the back?


CHRIS

Yea.  I got it.


Beat


LENA

Are you sure we’ll be safe in there?


DAVID

We searched the area and saw nothing dangerous.  We’ll

have to be careful on the upper floors though.


LENA

Okay.  Well I guess as long as we’re careful.


Beat


DAVID

I’ve got a question for you.


LENA

What is it?



DAVID

What do you think about Vanessa?


LENA

Well we haven’t had a meaningful conversation yet, but 

she seems okay.  Nothing to worry about.


DAVID

Okay.


LENA

What’s that look for?


DAVID

She’s been awake for a while now.  She’s not talking?


LENA

Oh no.  She actually didn’t stop talking for a while, but most of that 

was asking questions to Tanya.


DAVID

About what?


LENA

About what happened in the police station.


Beat


DAVID

What did happen in the police station?


LENA

So apparently the amount of paranormal activity has increased 

because of everything that has happened so far.  But despite all

that ghost still can’t interact with us because they need to absorb

a lot of energy.  Without that energy the most they can do is moan 

and possibly give a glimpse of themselves.  Tanya said there’s a

way around that though.  A medium.  Which Vanessa is.  She had

no idea.  That’s a lot to take in, I know.  But even more so for her 

since she was possessed by the ghost.  And apparently the ghost

shared her story through Vanessa.


DAVID

Wow.


LENA

I know.



DAVID

But that explains it.


LENA

Explains what?


DAVID

Why Chris was so damn giddy the whole ride here.


LENA

Oh yea.  Well he may see more of it.


Walking - Fades in


ISABELLE

I’ve got the bag.


DAVID

Thanks.


TANYA

We’re ready.


Bus starts in background


LUTHER

Let’s head in.  Every second counts.


DAVID

You’re right.  Let’s go.


Walking


DAVID

Izzy.  Stay down here and wait for Chris?


ISABELLE

Ugh.  If I must.


DAVID

You do.  When he comes in, you two see if you can

barricade the three doors.  Do it quickly and we’ll see

you up there.


ISABELLE

Okay.



Walking


DAVID

The stairs are over here.  Follow me.


Walking


Door opens


LENA

It’s so dark.


DAVID

I know.  My flashlight is barely helping.


Walking up stair well- Echo


TANYA

(worried tone)

Something feels off.


LUTHER

Well that’s not good.  Every time she’s said that something weird

has happened.


TANYA

(worried tone)

We should get out of here quick.


DAVID

We’re on the third floor so it’s not much further.


Beat


DAVID

Luther let me know if you need help carrying Mya.


LUTHER

I’ll be fine.


Beat


DAVID

Did anyone hear that sound?


LENA

No.  What was it?


DAVID

I don’t know but I heard it earlier too


LUTHER

Tanya, did you hear anything?




TANYA

(worried tone)

No but I still have a feeling that we’re being watched.


DAVID

We’re here.


Door opens


Walking


DAVID

Luther here’s a stretcher.


Beat


LUTHER

Let’s find a room to hold up in.


Beat


VANESSA

What’s that?


Door closes


LENA

What is it?



VANESSA

That door down the hall just opened and closed.



LUTHER

Maybe just the wind.


VANESSA

No.  I swear I saw someone peek out.


DAVID

Well let’s find out.


Walking


DAVID

Yo there is someone in there.


Trying to move door handle


DAVID

Damn door is locked.


ROSE

(behind door)

You should let them in.


LAURA

(behind door)

No.  We don't know them.


LENA

What’s going on?


DAVID

It looks like theres more than one in there.


Beat


DAVID

They’re not going to open up.


LUTHER

Let’s just go to the next room.


DAVID

Looks like we’ll have to.



TANYA 

Vanessa is still pretty weak.  You can leave Mya here too.  I’ll sit with them.  Let us know when you find a room.



DAVID

Ok.  We’ll be right back.  Yell if you need us.


Walking


Door opens


DAVID

What is this?!


LENA

What is it?  (gasp) Oh no.  The body looks like it was torn apart

by a wild animal.


LUTHER

There’s blood all over the room.


LENA

We can’t stay here.


LUTHER

Let’s try the next room.


Walking


Door opens


DAVID

It’s the same in here.


LUTHER

I’ll check the next room.


LENA

I’ll look over here.


Beat


LUTHER

Same here.



LENA

It’s every where.


DAVID

We should leave…now.


Walking - Quick


DAVID

Tanya help Vanessa up.  We’re leaving.


LUTHER

I’ve got Mya.  We still need to find medicine for her.


DAVID 

I know.  But I don’t want to find out what it was that did that.


Door opens


ISABELLE

Look out!


CHRIS

Close the door.


Door slams closed


DAVID

What is it?!


ISABELLE

There’s something in there.


Beat


DAVID

I don’t see anything.


ISABELLE

Believe me they’re in there.


DAVID

Well I guess we can’t go back that way.


LENA

What’re we gonna do?


LUTHER 

What about the people in that room?  They’ve got to know

something.


DAVID

Let’s find out.


Walking


DAVID

Hello.


Banging on door.


DAVID

Hey!


Banging on door


LUTHER

Should we just break it in?


DAVID

I’m going to.


TANYA

(say the wait with an elevated voice - don’t yell it but talk normally)

Wait!  Let me talk to them.


Beat



TANYA

(try to be convincing when saying these lines)

Hello. (beat) What’s your name?  (beat)  Well I’m Tanya. 

Believe me, I get it.  You’re scared.  Everything is different and                    you’ve probably seen some things that make you question reality.  We are in the same boat.  We’re trying to

survive, just like you.  But now we have someone in our group

who’s injured and her survival depends on you.  Give us the 

chance to save her…and maybe we can help you too.


Pause


DAVID

Well that didn’t work.


Door unlocks and opens


LAURA

Come in.  Hurry.


DAVID

Thanks.  We appreciate it.



LAURA

Let me see the girl.


DAVID

Okay then.  Nice to meet you too.


Beat


LAURA

This wound is infected.  How long has she been like this?


LUTHER

We don’t know exactly but we think about a week.


LAURA

This should’ve been taken care of sooner.


LUTHER

Yea we know that.


LAURA

We’re gonna need to get some antibiotics quick.


DAVID

Okay well tell us where they are and we’ll go get it.


Door handle turns


LAURA

No!  You can’t go out there. 


Beat


DAVID

You obviously know something.  Tell us what’s out there.


LAURA

When this first started many of the staff left to be with family but a 

few of us stayed to look out for the people here that still needed

our help.  As doctors we could’t abandon our patients but lucky for

us there were others who stayed to help keep everything running.

After a couple weeks I started noticing some doctors and staff had

gone missing.  I thought nothing of it at first.  This is a lot to take

on for even the toughest of people so I assumed they just left.  

Then I started noticing some of the patients going missing.  I

would’ve thought the same thing with them, maybe they just left to

be with family, but some were bed ridden.  There’s no way 

they could’ve left on their own.  It was at that point that I started 

noticing the blood.  Not a lot, but enough to know something 

wasn’t right.  Then one day I saw them.  I was walking through the halls and came across, creatures.  Their skin is gray, it 

appears malnourished and looking almost like rubber.  They look 

human but act far from it.  They’re capable of walking bipedal but

choose to walk crouched over on all fours, and their eyes are 

glossed over.  Just as I started backing away one of them let off a 

small screeching noise and moved its head.  It stopped and gazed

at me for a moment and as I stood there frozen listening to their 

screeching I realized something.  They’re blind and they appear to

use something similar to echo location.  After what felt like 

forever, it let out a long ear splitting scream alerting the others to

my presence.  I ran and eventually locked myself in a room.  I was

stuck in there for days, watching and listening as they fed on

my patients and colleagues.


ISABELLE

Where are they now?


LAURA

I don’t know where they go but they do appear to have a 

schedule.  I told you not to go out there because they should be 

coming out in about 15 minutes.


DAVID

And how long until they leave again?


LAURA

Anywhere from 8 - 10 hours.


DAVID

Do you think Mya will be ok for that long?


Beat


DAVID

I didn’t think so.  Is what we need on this floor?


LAURA

Yes.


DAVID

Good then 15 minutes should be more than enough time.  Tell

me what you need and where I need to go to get it.


LAURA

Okay.  Do it quick.  Go to the end of this hall, turn left, go through

the first set of double doors on your left then to the end of the 

hall.  The pharmacy will be on your right.


LENA

That was a lot, don’t you think she should go with you?


DAVID

No.  What if Mya or this other woman need her here for 

something.  I would like for someone to come with me though.


CHRIS

I’m coming.


LENA

Me too.


Beat


LENA

Don’t look at me like that.  I won’t be any good around here so I’ll

come be an extra set of eyes.


DAVID

Ok.  Do you want to carry my sidearm?


LENA

Oh no. You know I’m no good with those.  If Chris is coming then 

I’ll just stay between you two.


DAVID

Well I guess we’re ready.


LAURA

Does anyone know if she’s allergic to anything?


LUTHER

We don’t.


LAURA 

That will make this difficult.  (beat)  When you get there, you’re looking for clindamycin, cefadroxil, cefalexin and epinephrine.



DAVID

Got it.  Izzy set the walkie to channel 2.


Walkie clicks - static


ISABELLE

It’s on.



DAVID

Good.  Hey before we go.  What’s your name?


LAURA

Yea sorry.  I’m Laura and that’s Rose.


DAVID

Ok.  Laura.  We’ll be back in 10.


Door opens


Walking - Fades


LUTHER

So what do you think these things are?


TANYA

I’m not sure.  I’ve never seen anything like what she’s describing. 

The fact of the matter is this world is vast and I don’t know 

everything in it.


LUTHER

That doesn’t make me feel good.


Walking - Background


VANESSA

You mind if I sit here?


LAURA

Go ahead.


VANESSA

How are you holding up?


LAURA

Considering everything that’s going on I could be better.


VANESSA

Yea same here.  Wait till you see the ghosts.


LAURA

Ghosts?!


VANESSA

Ha.  Yea that’s how I felt too.  My rational mind wouldn’t allow me

to believe it, but here I am hiding out from weird human-

animal looking creatures.


Rose coughs


Laura walks over to her


LAURA

Are you okay?


ROSE

I’m fine.  I’m fine.


VANESSA

She has breast cancer?


LAURA

Stomach.  How did you know?  Are you a doctor?


VANESSA

Yes but not MD.  My doctorate is in engineering.  Both my parents were in the medical field though.  They really wanted me to follow in their footsteps and I did for a while.  Until I realized I was more interested in how all the machines in the hospital worked over what medicines did what.  They didn’t like that very much.


LAURA

I bet.


Laura yawns



VANESSA

When was the last time you slept?


LAURA

How can I sleep during this?


VANESSA

I get it, but you’d be no good to anyone if you can’t think straight.


Beat



VANESSA

Go.  Rest for a little.  I can sit with her.

Beat


ROSE

Go.


Beat


LAURA

Thank you.


VANESSA

No problem.


Beat


VANESSA

Well hello Rose.  In all this we didn’t get proper introductions.  I’m

Vanessa.


ROSE

Hello.  It’s nice to meet you.  Thank you for giving her a 

break.  She’s been watching over me continuously for a long time.


VANESSA

Of course.  Anyway I can help.  How long have you been here for?


ROSE

I was brought in the day it all changed.  I had no clue what

was wrong with me, then the doctors told me I had stomach 

cancer.  They gave me 6 months to live.  *Haha*  Yet here I am a 

year later out lasting all of them.  Mostly because of her.  She kept 

saying it’s a miracle I’m still alive but I kept telling her, it’s 

because I haven’t fulfilled my purpose on this earth yet.


VANESSA

Gonna be hard to do that now.


ROSE

Not at all.  A persons purpose is not connected to how well the

world is.  It could be something as grand as saving someones life 

or as simple as sharing a story of the old world with the next 

generation.  Either way, I will know what it is when it comes.  I think Laura is serving her purpose now.  She said she would never 

leave me here and I appreciate that but when I told her I didn’t

want to be a burden I don’t think she understood what I meant.  If 

it comes to saving my life or hers, I want her to leave me.


VANESSA

I’m sure she understands what you meant.  (Beat)  But that 

doesn’t mean she won’t fight for you.


ROSE

Yea.


FADE OUT


Walking


LENA

Here’s the double doors.


Doors creak half open


LENA

How does it look?


CHRIS

Looks clear.


Door creaks open


Walking


Echo location sound


LENA

Did you hear that?


DAVID

I did.  Don’t worry we still have some time.


LENA

How do we know she’s telling us the truth?


DAVID

What reason would she have to lie?


LENA

I can think of several reasons.


DAVID

She’s just scared.  Just like how anyone else would be in her

situation.  I believe she wants to help.


CHRIS

This is the door.


Door opens


CHRIS

There’s so many cabinets.


DAVID

What was it we’re looking for?  


LENA

In this bag we’re going to put the clindamycin, cefadroxil, cefalexin and epinephrine.  Chris grab everything else and put it in this bag.


Bottles moving


DAVID

This cabinet seems to have everything we need.


LENA

Good.


CHRIS

I’m almost finished clearing this cabinet.


LENA

This one is almost clear.  Chris bring your bag over here.


DAVID

That should be enough for now.  Let’s head back.


Walking


Door creaks


Walking


LENA

Oh no.


CHRIS

What should we do?


DAVID

There’s only one.  I say we just try to kill it and keep moving.


Beat


DAVID

Wait Chris.  Don’t shoot it.  Remember these things use sound to

see.  That shot could attract more.


CHRIS

Well what do you suggest?


Sword unsheath


CHRIS

You’re gonna have to get very close to use that machete.


DAVID

This is the best way.


LENA

Be careful.


Walking slowly


Machete swing


Body hits ground


DAVID

Let’s go!  We don’t have much time.


Running


CHRIS

Shit.


Echo sound


LENA

The hall is filled with them.  What are we gonna do?


CHRIS

Back up slowly.


Echo sound


Loud screech


DAVID

Oh no.  Go now!


Running


Door opens


Door slams


DAVID

What the hell!



CHRIS

Lena, help me push this against the door.


Grunting


LENA

That won’t hold forever.  What are we gonna do now?


Walkie static


DAVID

Hey.  We’ve got a problem.