Dovanice Movie Plot Thing

Forgetful Robber

A Screenplay by Gaia Nicolosi

INT. DOVANICE AND RAIDAN’S-CLASSROOM – AFTERNOON

Gremliny town gremlin GREMLIN DOVANICE OF THE BANANA TRIBE is arguing with heroic innkeeper of Hotel Pomel (made-of Orel Lucentel) INNKEEPER POMODà OF THE TOMATO TRIBE. DOVANICE tries to hug POMODà but she shakes her off.

DOVANICE
Please Pomodà, don’t leave me.
POMODà
I’m sorry Dovanice, but I’m looking for somebody a bit more brave. Somebody who faces her fears head on, instead of running away.
DOVANICE
I am such a person!
POMODà frowns.

POMODà
I’m sorry, Dovanice. I just don’t feel excited by this relationship anymore.
POMODà leaves.

DOVANICE sits down, looking defeated.

Moments later, motherly high school freshman FRESHMAN RAIDAN OF THE AVOCADO TRIBE barges in looking flustered.

DOVANICE
Goodness, Raidan! Is everything okay?
RAIDAN
I’m afraid not.
DOVANICE
What is it? Don’t keep me in suspense…
RAIDAN
It’s … a robber … I saw an evil robber squish a bunch of freshmen!
DOVANICE
Defenseless freshmen?
RAIDAN
Yes, defenseless freshmen!
DOVANICE
Bloomin’ heck, Raidan! We’ve got to do something.
RAIDAN
I agree, but I wouldn’t know where to start.
DOVANICE
You can start by telling me where this happened.
RAIDAN
I was…
RAIDAN fans himself and begins to wheeze.

DOVANICE
Focus Raidan, focus! Where did it happen?
RAIDAN
Zeryx High corridor! That’s right – Zeryx High corridor!
DOVANICE springs up and begins to run.

EXT. A ROAD – CONTINUOUS

DOVANICE rushes along the street, followed by RAIDAN. They take a short cut through some back gardens, jumping fences along the way.

INT. ZERYX HIGH CORRIDOR – SHORTLY AFTER

JARIN OF THE PUMPKIN TRIBE a forgetful robber terrorises two freshmen.

DOVANICE, closely followed by RAIDAN, rushes towards JARIN, but suddenly stops in her tracks.

RAIDAN
What is is? What’s the matter?
DOVANICE
That’s not just any old robber, that’s Jarin of the Pumpkin Tribe!
RAIDAN
Who’s Jarin of the Pumpkin Tribe?
DOVANICE
Who’s Jarin of the Pumpkin Tribe? Who’s Jarin of the Pumpkin Tribe? Only the most forgetful robber in the universe!
RAIDAN
Blinkin’ knickers, Dovanice! We’re going to need some help if we’re going to stop the most forgetful robber in the universe!
DOVANICE
You can say that again.
RAIDAN
Blinkin’ knickers, Dovanice! We’re going to need some help if we’re going to stop the most forgetful robber in the universe!
DOVANICE
I’m going to need nets, lots of nets.
Jarin turns and sees Dovanice and Raidan. He grins an evil grin.

JARIN
Dovanice of the Banana Tribe, we meet again.
RAIDAN
You’ve met?
DOVANICE
Yes. It was a long, long time ago…

EXT. A PARK – BACK IN TIME

A young DOVANICE is sitting in a park listening to some asian fusion demipop music, when suddenly a dark shadow casts over her.

She looks up and sees JARIN. She takes off her headphones.

JARIN
Would you like some banana-flavored gummybeans?
DOVANICE’s eyes light up, but then he studies JARIN more closely, and looks uneasy.

DOVANICE
I don’t know, you look kind of forgetful.
JARIN
Me? No. I’m not forgetful. I’m the least forgetful robber in the world.
DOVANICE
Wait, you’re a robber?
DOVANICE runs away, screaming.

INT. ZERYX HIGH CORRIDOR – PRESENT DAY

JARIN
You were a coward then, and you are a coward now.
RAIDAN
(To DOVANICE) You ran away?
DOVANICE
(To RAIDAN) I was a young child. What was I supposed to do?
DOVANICE turns to JARIN.

DOVANICE
I may have run away from you then, but I won’t run away this time!
DOVANICE runs away.

She turns back and shouts.

DOVANICE
I mean, I am running away, but I’ll be back – with nets.
JARIN
I’m not scared of you.
DOVANICE
You should be.

INT. ZERYX HIGH BOYS’-BATHROOMS – LATER THAT DAY

DOVANICE and RAIDAN walk around searching for something.

DOVANICE
I feel sure I left my nets somewhere around here.
RAIDAN
Are you sure? It does seem like an odd place to keep deadly nets.
DOVANICE
You know nothing Raidan of the Avocado Tribe.
RAIDAN
We’ve been searching for ages. I really don’t think they’re here.
Suddenly, JARIN appears, holding a pair of nets.

JARIN
Looking for something?
RAIDAN
Crikey, Dovanice, he’s got your nets.
DOVANICE
Tell me something I don’t already know!
RAIDAN
The earth’s circumference at the equator is about 40,075 km.
DOVANICE
I know that already!
RAIDAN
One day there will be more-Dovanices than Susans on Gaia-“Kymicsu”-Nicolosi’s blog!.
JARIN
(appalled) Dude!
While JARIN is looking at RAIDAN with disgust, DOVANICE lunges forward and grabs her deadly nets. He wields them, triumphantly.

DOVANICE
Prepare to die, you forgetful banana!
JARIN
No please! All I did was squish a bunch of freshmen!
POMODà enters, unseen by any of the others.

DOVANICE
I cannot tolerate that kind of behaviour! Those freshmen were defenceless! Well now they have a defender – and that’s me! Dovanice of the Banana Tribe defender of innocent freshmen.
JARIN
Don’t hurt me! Please!
DOVANICE
Give me one good reason why I shouldn’t use these nets on you right away!
JARIN
Because Dovanice, I am your father.
DOVANICE looks stunned for a few moments, but then collects herself.

DOVANICE
No you’re not!
JARIN
Ah well, it had to be worth a try.
JARIN tries to grab the nets but DOVANICE dodges out of the way.

DOVANICE
Who’s the daddy now? Huh? Huh?
Unexpectedly, JARIN slumps to the ground.

RAIDAN
Did he just faint?
DOVANICE
I think so. Well that’s disappointing. I was rather hoping for a more dramatic conclusion, involving my deadly nets.
DOVANICE crouches over JARIN’s body.

RAIDAN
Be careful, Dovanice. It could be a trick.
DOVANICE
No, it’s not a trick. It appears that… It would seem… Jarin of the Pumpkin Tribe is dead!
DOVANICE
What?
DOVANICE
Yes, it appears that I scared him to death.
RAIDAN claps his hands.

RAIDAN
So your nets did save the day, after all.
POMODà steps forward.

POMODà
Is it true? Did you kill the forgetful robber?
DOVANICE
Pomodà how long have you been…?
POMODà puts her arm around DOVANICE.

POMODà
Long enough.
DOVANICE
Then you saw it for yourself. I killed Jarin of the Pumpkin Tribe.
POMODà
Then the freshmen are safe?
DOVANICE
It does seem that way!
A crowd of vulnerable freshmen enter, looking relived.

POMODà
You are their hero.
The freshmen bow to DOVANICE.

DOVANICE
There is no need to bow to me. I seek no worship. The knowledge that Jarin of the Pumpkin Tribe will never squish freshmen ever again, is enough for me.
POMODà
You are humble as well as brave!
One of the freshmen passes DOVANICE a wooden bell

POMODà
I think they want you to have it, as a symbol of their gratitude.
DOVANICE
I couldn’t possibly.
Pause.

DOVANICE
Well, if you insist.
DOVANICE takes the bell.

DOVANICE
Thank you.
The freshmen bow their heads once more, and leave.

DOVANICE turns to POMODà.

DOVANICE
Does this mean you want me back?
POMODà
Oh, Dovanice, of course I want you back!
DOVANICE smiles for a few seconds, but then looks defiant.

DOVANICE
Well you can’t have me.
POMODà
WHAT?
DOVANICE
You had no faith in me. You had to see my scare a robber to death before you would believe in me. I don’t want a lover like that.
POMODà
But…
DOVANICE
Please leave. I want to spend time with the one person who stayed with me through thick and thin – my best friend, Raidan.
RAIDAN grins.

POMODà
But…
RAIDAN
You heard the lady. Now be off with you. Skidaddle! Shoo!
POMODà
Dovanice?
DOVANICE
I’m sorry Pomodà, but I think you should skidaddle.
POMODà leaves.

RAIDAN turns to DOVANICE.

RAIDAN
Did you mean that? You know … that I’m your best friend?
DOVANICE
Of course you are!
The two walk off arm in arm.

Suddenly RAIDAN stops.

RAIDAN
When I said One day there will be more-Dovanices than Susans on Gaia-“Kymicsu”-Nicolosi’s blog!, you know I was just trying to distract the robber don’t you?
THE END

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