#9: Tableau and a Love Story
Panel One: We open up to a shot in a river, surrounded by beautiful plants and trees and a gorgeous water fall in the background. It is night and a truly beautiful night. The subject of focus are a beautiful young black woman with long dreads as she’s being caressed and embraced by a handsome young black man behind her. The woman is Roxanne while the man is Addam Tableau. They are both completely naked. If nudity is an issue, have one of Addam’s arms covering her breasts and water covering her lower area, at the same time being were Addam‘s other hand is. Roxanne has one of her hands holding Addam’s hand that’s at her lower area while her other hand is touching the back of Addam’s head while he is kissing her neck. Her eyes are closed in complete bliss.
Caption: He is a blessing from the Goddess Aphrodite herself. He is the epitome of love, the definition of bliss. His kisses are the sweetest of embraces that gives me chills up and down my body while warming my heart.
Panel Two: Close up on the two of them in the same position but now kissing, both eyes closed as they’re perfectly locked on each other in a passionate union.
Caption: And he’s corrupting me… we’re not suppose to be doing this.
Panel Three: Same shot, only this time Roxanne is in a completely orgasmic state, her face in complete bliss, mouth wide open, her eyes clenched.
Caption 1: Quite frankly…
Caption 2: I don’t care.
Panel One: We’re now inside of Roxanne’s quarters, the walls resembling a cave. The room is filled with lit candles and Greek vases filled with Greek art and stories. There’s also a drawer and mirror with a bunch of different types of artwork from different cultures/countries filling the walls and a bunch of books. Roxanne is seated in front of the mirror fixing her hair. Sitting behind her is her friend, Lyna, a young white woman with blond hair and tan skin. Both of their attire are based on this painting of the Priestess of Delphi (http://greenledgestudios.com/Family%20H ... Delphi.jpg). Roxanne and Lyna are modern priestesses of Delphi.
Lyna: Damn it, Roxanne, you have to be careful! The high priests have been very strict lately. And who knows what Pythia may know if they consort to her about you.
Roxanne: I know… but… I’ve never felt this way before.
Lyna: Cupid has struck you.
Roxanne: I don’t know what to do.
Panel Two: Two shot of Lyna and Roxanne looking at each other, concern on Roxanne’s face while Lyna has a more relaxed and empathetic face.
Roxanne: I’m displeasing our lord, Apollo! What would he do? If he finds out-
Lyna: The time of Cassandra has passed, Roxanne! I really don’t think you should be too concerned with that. Though… the priests are who we’ll have trouble with.
Panel Three: Roxanne now looking down, sad.
Roxanne: All my life I’ve been raised to be pure… to follow and serve only Apollo. I must be rid of this… abomination. (linked balloon) I must.
Panel Four: A wide-panel of Roxanne, Lyna, and a few other Delphi priestess are all lined up in front of set of priests, all old men, dressed in white and red. Only one of the priests, the one in the middle, is speaking.
Priest 1: We have word that has been disconcerting to our ears. Word that someone here has been sneaking around and breaking their vows of charity to our Lord, Apollo.
Priest 2: We feared this would be an issue when it was announced the students of the School of Chiron were beginning their hunt and studies around this area.
Priest 3: We do not know who it is that is allowing herself to be corrupted… but when we find out who she is…
Panel Five: A shot of the priest. We see his face and he is very ugly and withered with a mean brow.
Priest One: She will be severely punished as the whore she is.
Panel One: Roxanne is sitting down in a field of grass in a beautiful clear night. Next to her is Addam. They are conversing.
Addam: We could leave.
Roxanne: I can’t… we have to end this before I make a mistake.
Addam: Mistake? Is this what this is?
Roxanne: I have to be pure for Apollo. If I give myself to you… I’m done. All my years of serving Apollo. Gone.
Panel Two: Close up on Roxanne.
Roxanne: Lyna… she’s a better reader than I am…. She’s told me about your reputation with other girls. Go to them…
Panel Three: Close up on Addam.
Addam: You’re not them! Roxanne, seriously, all this Apollo stuff - Your mind is brainwashed! You can’t be letting all this rule your life. This is your life.
Panel Four: Two panel shot of Roxanne and Addam looking at each other, now angry.
Roxanne: I can say the same thing about the gutter trash dogs you call gods.
Addam: … (linked balloon) Well, then… I hope you find your happiness.
Panel Five: A shot of Roxanne still sitting on the ground while Addam is leaving.
Panel One: Wide panel show of Roxanne kneeling on the ground, arms extended with flames twirling through her hands and fingers, her eyes completely white, her hair flowing. She’s in a dark room, an alter, filled with candles all around as mists and gasses are seeping through cracks from the ground, filling the area and invading her nasal. In the original Greek myths of priestesses of Delphi/Apollo, in order for them to be consorting with Apollo and receive their visions, the smoke/mist from the cracks on the ground was breathe in. This panel is of big importance.
Caption: Apollo… my Lord… you are amenity…
Panel Two: Roxanne is now in a hallway area being confronted by the main priest. Both are in an angry and confronting state, the priest holding Roxanne’s arm in a tight grip. On the shoulder of the priest hangs a satchel.
Priest: You have some nerve, harlot. I know all about your meetings with that… heathen. Soil yourself with a seed of vile filth.
Roxanne: You have no idea of anything about me or what I do. Unhand me.
Priest: I know not what you do? Try asking your friend!
Panel Three: A shot now of the priest having taken out the decapitated head of Lyna from the satchel, blood leaking from her mouth.
Priest: With Apollo’s blessings, she was punished for her associations with you and your corruptor. She told me everything I needed to know before I cut out her tongue.
Panel Four: Two shot of both the priest and Roxanne, this time Roxanne smacking the priest very hard.
Roxanne: You monster!!! How dare you?! Speaking of purity and honor for Apollo… you are the worst of all!
Roxanne 2: You’re nothing but a sadist and a lying hypocrite with an appetite for little girls and little boy priests!
Panel Five: A tight shot of Roxanne, her eyes completely white as she’s pointing her hands towards us, flames igniting from her hand.
Roxanne: May the flames of Apollo wrap their judgment against your shame!
Panel Six: This wouldn’t really be a panel except it would just be the figure of the priest himself on his knees, engulfed completely in flames.
Panel One: It’s a beautiful morning and a group of young people, male and female, are in a field with weapons, mostly bows and arrows, and other bags, getting ready to depart. With them is Addam, who’s packing his bag. A few steps behind him is Roxanne, walking towards him.
Panel Two: Panel of the two of them now in each other’s arms, looking intently at each other, both with slight smiles on their faces compared to the last time we saw them together.
Addam: What are you doing here? Isn’t Apollo looking down at you now with the sun out… sinning?
Roxanne: Ha-ha. He is looking down. He’s with me. I have his blessings. I have nothing to worry about.
Addam: Then come with me. Leave this place.
Roxanne: I am leaving… but I can’t come with you. We have so much to learn about ourselves… separately. My Lord has blessed me with a vision. We will meet again. I can’t say any further, but this is only good bye… for now.
Panel Three: A shot of the two sharing a final passionate kiss.
Panel Four: A two-shot of the two separating. Addam and his associates are going away while Roxanne is standing there watching. Addam and Roxanne have their hands holding as they’re about to break due to their distance.
Caption: With the blessing of my Lord…
Panel Five: A panel now of Roxanne and Addam. While they are noticeable older, both are radiant with smiles on their faces as Roxanne has a new born baby in her arms as Addam, with a child of about six or seven years old in Addam’s arm, all looking at their new baby with smiles.
Caption: I have in fact seen a vision of the future…
Caption 2: And it’s blessings from the gods themselves.
Roxanne: Hey there, lil’ Jeremy…