EXT. CASTLE ENTRYWAY - EVENING
DOZENS OF PEOPLE, all heavily bundled, stand in a precise formation at the entry of an old castle. The electric lit lamp posts look as out of place here as Narnia.
Vanguard, Aunsey keeps wriggling and pulling at his coat.
Hettie stands behind.
He makes a fist, checks his watch, drops his fist to his side.
Tala leans from his other side to squeeze his hand.
You only have to do this once.
Aunsey nods several times. Hettie pats his back. He needs an awful lot of physical reassurances.
What's the worst that could happen?
The worst that could happen if I screw up is I get fired.
It was a rhetorical--
The worst that happens if you screw up is you start a war.
Aunsey's eyes go wide; the gates open.
A dozen cars pull in, sleek like Rolls Royce Jonckheere Coupes.
Devin Overman is a screenwriter, author, and freelance writer. Her first screenplay, Immaculate, advanced at the Austin Film Festival in 2015, where she went on to consult in 2016 and 2017. Her newest project, Falling Into the Sound (Korean title: 음에 천천히 떨어지다), has been optioned by Little Studio Films in association with Nite Lite Pictures. She’s been interviewed and quoted by MTV on the cross-over between music and literature.