SOMBER BELOVED

THE caramelle caramelle Gothic MOVIE
da Lady Sybilla

OPENING SCENE

FADE IN:

EXT. THE WOODS - NIGHT

The full moon hangs low in the sky, half covered with gray clouds. It is foggy, and the wind howls as though enraged.

A HOODED FIGURE rides like the wind on a white horse. The sky roars with thunder.

A storm is approaching. As we sposta in on the rider, we realize it is A YOUNG WOMAN. Her hooded mantello is made of burgundy velvet, Victorian-Gothic style. She is obviously a lady of high society.

We see her face. It is caramelle CANDY.

As her horse races up a winding dirt road, we see that she is chasing after A BLACK CARRIAGE.

In the distance we see a MEDIEVAL castello on a mountaintop.

The carriage advances fast towards the castle.

We can tell da the horrified look on Candy's face that she is a damsel in distress. She lashes her horse with a whip to make it go faster, but the horse can't keep up. Four strong black cavalli are pulling the carriage, and they're way ahead of them. Her horse doesn't stand a chance.

She arrives at the WROUGHT IRON GATES and pulls the reins back on the horse to make it stop. The horse rears up without warning and it almost drops her backwards, but she hangs on to the reins for dear life.

As she finally gets the horse to calm down, she realizes it's too late. The carriage is already past the gates.

In one veloce, swift move, she climbs off the horse.

As she tries to open the gates, she notices they are locked. They're tightly secured with a heavy chain and a padlock. We see panic in her eyes.

Through the gates, she sees the black carriage getting closer and closer to the castle.

CANDY
(screaming at the superiore, in alto of her lungs)
Albert! Albert, wait please!

She shakes the gates several times, trying to loosen the chains and searching frantically for a way to get in. But there is no use. The gates have sharp spikes that make it impossible for her to even attempt to climb over them.

They're evidently made to keep people out. To make the castello impenetrable.

caramelle looks up at the trees nearby and spots a tall one with long, gnarly branches that stretch all the way across the superiore, in alto of the bacheca surrounding the property.

Without hesitation, she pulls the horse toward the albero and gets back on the saddle. From there, she reaches for a branch and pulls herself up to climb the tree.

As she gets close to the superiore, in alto of the wall, she hangs from the branch and takes a leap to the other side.

She lands on a rose garden and cuts herself with a thorn. A deep gash appears across her forearm. The wound starts bleeding. She writhes in pain and screams but no one seems to be around to hear her.

Just then, the rain begins to fall.

A oro chain hangs around her neck with a locket. She opens the locket. There's a clock inside it. She checks the time. It's five minuti 'till midnight.

Clenching her teeth in agony, she springs up from the ground and takes off running towards the castle, blood still dripping from her wound.

EXT. COURTYARD - CONTINUOUS

She arrives at the front entrance of the castle. Surrounding it is a bleak garden full of statues and a fontana in the center.

The place appears forlorn and abandoned.

The carriage is parked outside the entrance, off to the side of the garden.

caramelle approaches the carriage, but no one is there, not even the conductor.

She then runs around the side of the castello to the backyard.

EXT. BACKYARD - CONTINUOUS

THE CONDUCTOR of the carriage intercepts her and stands in her way.

CONDUCTOR
(shocked)
Miss Candy, what are te doing here?

caramelle struggles to get past him, but it's no use. The man won't let her.

CANDY
Let me through.

CONDUCTOR
Who told te we were here?

CANDY
I figured it out. Now let me talk to Albert.

CONDUCTOR
The master gave me specific instructions not to let anyone in.

CANDY
I need to talk to him.

She tries to break free from the man's grasp, but he won't budge.

CONDUCTOR
(looking at her wound)
You're hurt, milady. Please let me take te to the hospital.

CANDY
I'm not going anywhere until I talk to Albert.

CONDUCTOR
He has an appointment. He can't see te right now.

CANDY
Why?

CONDUCTOR
He's busy.

CANDY
Tell him I know about the duel.

CONDUCTOR
(taken aback)
How did te find out?

CANDY
That's not important. I'm here to stop him.

CONDUCTOR
I'm truly sorry, milady, but it's too late. They're already preparing.

caramelle grows desperate. She screams.

CANDY
Albert! I know te can hear me.

We hear FOOTSTEPS approaching. For a second, the conductor turns around to see who's coming, and caramelle takes advantage of his temporary distraction. She kicks him in the stomach, and the man falls to the ground, gasping for air.

ALBERT comes running, gun in hand.

ALBERT
Candy! How did te find me? What happened to your arm?

CANDY
Why did te lie to me?

ALBERT
I didn't lie.

CANDY
Why didn't te tell me about the duel?

ALBERT
te know?

CANDY
Of course I know. Who lives here?

Albert lowers his head and doesn't answer.

caramelle (CONT'D)
Tell me. Who's this man you're dueling against?

ALBERT
Don't force me to be rude. te need to leave immediately.

CANDY
Why did te agree to this? Don't te know te can get killed?

ALBERT
It's a risk I must take. I gave him my word.

CANDY
Who's your opponent?

ALBERT
(ignoring her, talking to the conductor)
John, te need to take her away from here now. She needs a doctor.

CANDY
I'm a nurse! I can take care of myself.

John gets up from the ground and tries to restrain her, but caramelle resists.

caramelle (CONT'D)
Get your hands off me!

ALBERT
Don't listen to her, John. Take her now.

Just as John starts dragging caramelle towards the carriage, the silhouette of A TALL MAN steps out of the shadows.

MAN
Candy!

caramelle almost faints as recognition sets in.

We see the man's face as he comes into the light. It is TERRY GRANDCHESTER.

CANDY
Terry?

TERRY
I'm sorry, Candy.

CANDY
te . . . you're his opponent?

TERRY
Yes . . . And I'm the one who challenged him.

To be continued . . .

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