No Name Anthologies: Issue #4
“Date with Destiny”
1st draft 11/24/06
By “Senor Geekus”
Arielle Thetis: A strikingly beautiful woman from Moniker’s past. She possesses abilities similar a Naiad. She has long flowing hair that reaches her hips. She resembles a cross between Monica Bellucci, Mieko Rye, and Sofia Vergara. She is dressed in an outfit similar to the ones worn by Inara in Firefly.
PANEL ONE: A building that resembles a Roman Bath. It is surrounded by a garden. There are cars parked about 100 feet away.
PANEL TWO: The interior of the building looks like the classical Roman Bath house.
PANEL THREE: Zero Moniker is in bath relaxing. His arms are sprawled over the edge. Everything above his chest is in view and above the water. His body is thin yet muscular.
PANEL FOUR: A close-up of his head. His head is facing the sky and his eyes are closed.
Zero Moniker: So this is what paradise is like.
PANEL ONE: Two watery tendrils form in the pool.
PANEL TWO: The tendrils shoot towards Zero’s hands.
PANEL THREE: They envelope his arms.
PANEL FOUR: A close-up of Zero’s face. His eyes show his surprise.
Zero Moniker: What is going on?
PANEL FIVE: His arms are pulled into the pool.
PANEL SIX: The pool ices up around him: trapping him.
PANEL ONE: The watery figure is forming
PANEL TWO: The figure becomes more defined. There are pronounced facial features. The curves become more feminine.
PANEL THREE: The figure is now flesh and blood. It is Arielle Thetis. Everything above her shoulders is visible and above water.
PANEL FOUR: Arielle gazes intensely at Zero. There is a look of longing in her eyes.
Arielle Thetis: You have grown considerably since we last enjoyed each other’s company.
PANEL FIVE: A close-up of Zero. His eyes illustrate his utter embracement.
Zero Moniker: That was years ago, Arielle. We have both experienced some growth.
PANEL SIX: Arielle blushes and smiles.
Arielle Thetis: Yes, we have more pressing matters to attend to.
PANEL ONE: Arielle stands up. Upward flow of water encircles her.
PANEL TWO: Arielle is now wearing a gown. She is standing on top of the water and facing Zero.
Arielle Thetis: Father thinks it is time to evolve your enlightenment.
PANEL THREE: Zero’s eyes show his shock and surprise. An upward flow encircles him.
Zero Moniker: This soon… your father thinks that I am ready?
PANEL FOUR: Zero is now wearing a kimono and standing on the pool’s surface. He is holding Arielle’s hands. The pool is radiating and energy is emanating from it.
PANEL FIVE: White space to represent a blinding flash.
PANEL ONE (ONE-PAGE SPREAD): Zero and Arielle are in a loving embrace. Arielle’s eyes are closed and her head is resting on his chest. They are in a pool but the environment looks like the Versailles Chapel.
PANEL ONE: Arielle and Zero are gazing into each other’s eyes.
Arielle Thetis: Evolution is a painful process. Are you sure that you want to go through with it?
Zero Moniker: Yes… I am certain.
PANEL TWO: A watery tendril rises behind him.
PANEL THREE: It splits in two.
PANEL FOUR: The two tendrils ensnare his arms.
PANEL FIVE: The main tendril ensnares the rest of his body.
PANEL SIX: The tendrils become solid ice.
PANEL ONE: Arielle has her right hand extended towards Zero. Her hand is open. There is a golf ball-sized energy sphere in her palm.
Arielle Thetis: Your evolution begins now!
PANEL TWO: Arielle places the sphere into his forehead.
PANEL THREE: A close-up of his face. His eyes are pupil-less.
PANEL FIVE: Energy shoots out of his eyes.
PANEL ONE: Zero’s body is radiating and emitting energized particles.
PANEL TWO: The ice restraints disintegrate and the kimono dissolves from the heat.
PANEL THREE: Zero is levitating about the water with his hands extended.
PANEL FOUR: Bolts of energy shoot out of his hands.
PANEL FIVE: White space to represent a blinding flash.
PANEL ONE: Zero is in Zero Star form and ripples are emanating from it.
PANEL TWO: The Zero Star starts to split.
PANEL THREE: There are two Zero Stars now.
PANEL FOUR: The twin Zero Stars start to split.
PANEL ONE: The four Zero Stars are in a baseball diamond formation.
PANEL TWO: A baseball-size sphere of pulsating energy is in the center.
PANEL THREE: The sphere is growing and the surroundings are striking around it.
PANEL FOUR: A close-up of Arielle Thetis. She is shielding her eyes because of the radiance and there is a smile on her face.
Arielle Thetis: You did it! Your evolution is so beautiful!
PANEL ONE (ONE-PAGE SPREAD): Zero’s complete evolution now looks like Red super giant with four Zero Stars in its orbits. It takes up a large portion of the room. Arielle is twice the size of its satellites.
PANEL ONE: A close-up of the central sphere.
Zero Moniker: Such power is like ecstasy. I feel a greater connection with the universe.
PANEL TWO: The Zero Universe starts to pulsate.
PANEL THREE: The Zero Universe reverts back to the Zero Star.
PANEL FOUR: The Zero Star transforms back into the man.
PANEL FIVE: Zero is levitating above the pool.
PANEL ONE: Zero falls into the pool.
PANEL TWO: Zero is floating on the surface with his face towards the ceiling.
PANEL THREE: A close-up of Zero’s face. His eyes convey his exhaustion and his contentment.
Zero Moniker: Is this how you feel every time you evolve?
PANEL FOUR: Arielle cradles Zero in her arms and looks loving at him.
Arielle Thetis: Yes, it is the continuation and enhancement of the enlightenment bliss.
PANEL ONE: The water around them begins to glow.
PANEL TWO: White space to represent a blinding flash.
PANEL THREE: They are back in the bathhouse.
PANEL FOUR: Arielle helps Zero to the edge of the pool. The upward flow of water still surrounds her.
PANEL ONE (ONE-PAGE SPREAD): Zero and Arielle are at the edge of the pool. Zero has his left arm around her shoulders. His other arm is sprawled over the edge. Arielle has her head resting on his chest. Arielle’s eyes are closed. Zero’s eyes convey his bliss.