EXT. Venus- Late 25th Century Words across the screen. Venus- Late 25th Century All dialogue translated into 20th century Earth dialect It is a pale reconstruction of Earth. The grass is almost blue. The sky, a milky white color all over. The sun is brighter here. There are odd round grey like things that pretend to be trees. A SOLDIER is sitting alone. His ethnicity is mixed, as are all of the characters. It should be noted though, each character has a gold like quality to their skin. His knees are bent up and his hands are hanging aimlessly over them. His black boots reach almost the bottom of his knee caps. He has his cap on, and it shields him from the sun. His uniform is black and form fitting. It has brass buttons up the front and zippers on the sleeves starting at the shoulder and going down to the elbow. It reminds one of a Nazi stormtrooper. Once, it looked neat, but now it is covered in blood. None of it is his. About fifteen feet in front of him is the body of a little girl that has been torn apart. A few feet next to this is another body of an old man. As one moves away from the soldier, the bodies become more in number. A boot steps over one of the bodies. TWO SOLDIERS, wearing the same black uniforms are standing there looking down at the other Soldier. The Soldier, LONDON looks up at the Two. An insignia is on his chest. It is Mars encased in a crystal. The Two Soldiers are carrying long black and silver rifles. LONDON So, which one of you gets the honor of taking me to Nothing? ONE OF THE SOLDIERS How do you feel? LONDON Astaire. I thought it would be Seven here. You know- Astaire lowers his rifle. ASTAIRE Seven is taking you to Nothing. I just want to know how you feel. London stands up, and Seven aims the rifle at his heart. London smiles. LONDON I accept my judgment, friend. I just don't want to spend my last moments in this Reality on my knees. Seven fires into London's chest. Astaire steps back. He tries to turn away, but can't. The rifle is unlike any gun in this present day. It has set up a displacement in the stable molecules holding together's London's heart. London tries to touch his own chest, but his hand goes through. As he tries to pull his hand away, it becomes solid again and his soul stops. Seven looks down at him and offers a clinical observation. SEVEN When the pain hits, they always go to grab it and that's when the displacement stops. If he waited a few seconds, he might have stayed in this Reality. Of course, I would have had to shot him again. Seven checks his rifle (displacer). He looks out at the bodies of people. He looks over at Astaire. SEVEN (CONT'D) I counted fifty three bodies. I may have lost count on the little kids. Do you want an exact? ASTAIRE No, but they will. SEVEN One guy took away fifty people. ASTAIRE Easy to do when they don't fight back. Seven pulls down one of the zippers on his sleeve. There is a crystal (biological interface computer) embedded in his arm. SEVEN April, you there? A soft female voice comes from the crystal as it lights up. APRIL Activated, Lieutenant Seven. I sensed a displacer firing. SEVEN I know. I accidentally shot Solider London. He was in the way of my fire. APRIL Noted. Records show that Soldier to be effective in taking away. You will have to make up his ratio to keep the movement balanced. SEVEN Noted. Scan grid. Note number of lost realities. Seven turns and lets his arm move toward the bodies. SEVEN (CONT'D) I have a visual of about fifty three. APRIL Fifty seven decaying realities detected Seven nods. SEVEN Do we have time to do a sweep of the underground caverns? APRIL Negative. Movement has thirty-two Standard days left. He places his hand over the crystal. It starts to grow dark. He zips up his sleeve. SEVEN Noted. Now, go to sleep. Thirty two days left. Seven looks down at London. He bends down to him and opens his jacket. Part of the uniform has dissolved into his chest, so Seven has to rip it open it. He is holding a small silver book. Astaire walks over and looks down at the book that is covered in London's blood. ASTAIRE You're not bringing that back with us, are you? SEVEN We should have a copy somewhere. In a few more weeks, this will be the only one left. There's none back home. Oak says that somewhere in here is who we are.. Astaire bends down and looks over his shoulders. He reaches out his hand and touches the cover. Seven opens it to the first page. It is written in 20th century English. ASTAIRE I know who we are. I also know we can become Nothing if we ask who we are. SEVEN I think if I don't know who I am, I might as well be Nothing. ASTAIRE You are unbalanced. You do know that, don't you? Seven looks down at London. He unzips part of his own jacket near his hip and places the book there. SEVEN Why do you think the Lords let me talk back to them? They feel sorry for me. Besides they don't care about us personally. All they care is that we follow orders. Or at least we pretend to follow orders.. He places his displacer in the center of London's face. Astaire puts a hand on his shoulder. ASTAIRE We'll be home soon. You remember home? Seven looks up at the sky. SEVEN Mars.