Darryl: Leader or Follower?

The camera starts out with an aerial view of San Francisco, and then it slowly focuses in on the jail on Alcatraz island. As the camera zooms in on the jail, it enters a room that is set up like a hospital room. There are many people scurrying around the person laying on the hospital bed. The patient is severely bleeding in his left side. The nurses surrounding him fix and clean him up then leave the room so that he’s the only one in the room.

The camera then zooms in on the heart rate monitor and shows that the person laying on the bed is still alive, barely.

The camera then zooms in on the person laying in the bed’s face, then slowly fades to black.

The scene starts out pitch black with only the sound of the heart rate monitor beeping in the background.

Darryl
(painfully moaning)
“Where am I?”

Darryl then slowly opens his eyes. His vision is hazy but gradually begins to focus as he scans the room from left to right. The camera then focuses on Darryl as he begins to remember what had happened. The camera brings the screen to a flashback.

[Flashback]

The scene is brought to Darryl’s mind with the imagery fuzzy. The setting is downtown San Francisco with Jolu, Van, Marcus, and a pink haired girl on the screen. The four of them are all happily playing Harajuku Fun Madness until suddenly a huge sound explosion interrupts them and sirens being to wail.

*Sirens wailing*

The vision slowly begins to get fuzzier and fuzzier. The scene then shows Jolu, Van, and Marcus all running towards BART with a huge crowd of people. Then it shows the four of them running in the opposite direction back up to the streets. The scene then shows Darryl getting stabbed as he races back up with his friends. The flashback starts to dwindle as Marcus and his friends surround Darryl on the ground with a government vehicle slowly approaching behind them.

[Flashback ends]

The camera zooms back out of Darryl’s head and then focuses on Darryl’s wound. He’s all patched up but still winces in pain as he tries to move around. He then puts his head in his hand and begins to quietly sob.

Darryl
(In his head)
“Where are my friends?”
(shakes head)
“I should’ve just stayed in school and listened to myself.”

 

The camera then zooms in on Darryl’s face into another flashback.

[Flashback]

The scene depicts Marcus and Darryl at a younger age playing Harajuku Fun Madness in the streets of San Francisco. Jolu, Van, and Darryl are all gathered around Marcus.

Marcus
“Our next clue is located at Mitchell’s Ice Cream store. Now the best and the fastest way to get there is if we take Mission Street and then cross at 29th street.”

Darryl
“I think we can get there faster if we take Dolores Street and cross at Valley street.”

Marcus
“If you believe that way is faster, take that route and I’ll just meet you there. Otherwise, follow me.”

Darryl
(In his head)
“He’s probably right. I’ll just follow him, it’ll be easier on the group if we stuck together anyways.”

*This flashback ends, while the scene is taken into another flashback*

This scene depicts Marcus and Darryl at an even younger age participating in a LARPing event. They are in a hotel in downtown San Francisco dressed as vampires.

Marcus
“Hey let’s make a team and stick together to kill other vampires!”

Darryl
“Ok!”

Marcus
“Ok you be the distraction and stay visible while I go invisible and secretly kill the other vampires!”

Darryl
“But I want to be able to slay other vampires too!”

Marcus
“I know, but I’m better at it and can get more kills than you. If I kill the vampires, then we can win this game as a team!”

Darryl
(In his head, disappointedly)
“He’s right, he is better than me at it anyways.”

[Flashback ends]

Darryl’s flashback is interrupted by an abrupt knocking on the door. A burly and muscular man dressed in all black opens the door.

DHS agent
“Darryl, come with me.”

Darryl too frightened by the big and muscular man, obeys and follows his down the hall. The camera stays focused behind Darryl’s head as they walk down an empty hallway leading to a single door at the end. The camera then changes angle and faces Darryl as he enters the room.

Severe haircut lady
“Hello Darryl, I’m glad to see you’re ok. How are you feeling?”

Darryl
“Fine, I guess. Who are you and where am I?”

Severe haircut lady
“Those are things you don’t need to worry about. What you do need to worry about is your innocence.”

Darryl
“My innocence?”

Severe haircut lady
“Yes. Can you please tell me what you were still doing on the streets moments after the explosion?”

Darryl
“ My friend Marcus and a bunch of us were just playing a scavenger hunt game when the sirens went off. We tried heading for BART but it got really crowded so we tried taking a different route and ended up back on the street. That’s when I realized I had been stabbed.”

Severe haircut lady
“Is that so. Who is this person Marcus you speak of?”

Darryl
“He’s just my friend.”

Severe haircut lady
”Really. Care to explain why he was holding this gadget in his hand?”

(She holds up Marcus’ cell phone to his face)

Darryl
(In his head)
“Oh crap, she’s probably thinking that his cell phone is some type of bombing device.”

Severe haircut lady
“Well wait do you know anything?”

Darryl
“No I’m sorry I actually have no idea what that’s supposed to be.”

Severe haircut lady pauses and stares into his soul, squinting her eyes.  She waits a few seconds, reassessing his answer, and decides to let him go, giving him the benefit of the doubt.

Severe haircut lady
“Ok, I will let you go… for now, since you’re injured. But the moment you remember or find out about any of this, you tell me.”

Darryl
“Ok.”

Darryl keeps a blank face as he walks out of the room. The scene ends with the camera facing severe haircut lady as the door closes on her and the interrogation room.
Darryl is brought back to his jail cell by the same burly and muscular man dressed in black. The camera faces Darryl. He enters the same room but there is another person present in a bed across the room from his. The camera scans the room from left to right and the slowly focuses in on the new person.
Anxious to see another face for what seemed like a long time, Darryl walked over to the new person sitting on the bed. The camera shows the burly man dressed in black slowly closing the door in the background.

Darryl
“Hi, my name is Darryl. What’re you in for?”

Zeb
“Sup, my name is Zeb. I honestly don’t remember doing anything wrong. All I remember is walking down the streets and fainting right after when the explosion hit. Then the next thing I know I’m being taken by this government vehicle against my will.”

Darryl
“That sounds similar to my story. I just got interrogated for no reason about nothing. Who are these people and who do they think they are?”

Zeb
“I honestly don’t know man. I have no idea what I’m doing. I’m probably going to sit here and die.”

Darryl
“We have to do something.”
Zeb
“Whatever you say man. I really don’t know what we could do.”

Darryl
“Well if you’re not going to do anything, I will think of something to clear my name.”

Zeb
“Well include me in that plan dude. You lead I’ll follow.”

Darryl
“Alright then.”

The scene ends with the camera on Darryl’s face showing emotions of determination.

Darryl
(In his head)
“I guess I did learn from Marcus.”

The scene ends with the camera gradually drifting away from Darryl and Zeb. Darryl and Zeb are huddled around the bed quickly discussing their course of action. As the camera gets higher and higher the scene slowly fades to black.

[End]

 

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