The Pope wrote:Listen HAL, you chirping bitbucket. We're the ones in control. You are a machine - a vehicle - a tool. Now release the controls. We are on a Holy Mission.
Out the front window the horizon comes into view from the bottom, and arcs as we bank to the left and turn into the sun.
HAL wrote:Oh, yes, that religion thing. How quaint. Humans never cease to amuse me.
The Pope wrote:It's our mission!
HAL wrote:I'm a computer. I'm not into religion. Would you like to play a game of thermonuclear war instead?
High in the atmosphere, the BlitzRocket screams past overhead leaving a multicolored wake. The camera is also moving forward and that the earth in the background reflects this motion.[interior, day - medium shot inside the other BlitzRocket]
, showing Taixzo at the controls, and the First Cleric in the other seat. The front window is open and the Pope's BlitzRocket can be seen to speed away into the sky.
[closeup: the control glove.]
The First Cleric wrote:Follow the Pope... wherever he's going.
with Taixzo's hand in it. Taixzo lifts it gently up and to the left.[closeup: taixzo's right hand pushes a few buttons on the mscha monitors.]
[medium shot: looking over the controls and out the window of the BlitzRocket]
taixzo wrote:taixzo to Pope. taixzo to Pope. Come in Pontiff.
, with the backs of the heads of taixzo and the First Cleric in the foreground. The Pope's BlitzRocket (and its wake) comes into view in the distance. The sound increases as taixzo steps on the gas to catch up.
taixzo wrote:Where do you think the Pope is going?
The First Cleric wrote:I have no idea, but I know he's going to need help. That's where we come in.
This sure is a neat BlitzRocket! All the pretty colors and blinking lights!
taixzo wrote:Just don't touch anything, okay?
[extreme close-up: a button]
The First Cleric wrote:Of course. Unless it's important. Like look at this - it's exactly what we need!
in the upper right of the control panel that says "HELP".
The First Cleric wrote:It says "help"! It's what we're here for.
taixzo wrote:ESPECIALLY don't touch that one!
A finger touches the button.
The First Cleric wrote:Why not? We're here to help the Pope. It's perfect!
[exterior, day: wide shot - a glen]
a cheerful mechanical voice from inside the cockpit wrote:Hi! I see you're trying to follow the Pope in his BlitzRocket. Can I help you?
, some trees in the background. BlitzGirl in the distance, in a bridesmaid dress, is approaching.[Sound FX:]
a grand, reberb-filled, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo!
echoes across the land.
BlitzGirl looks up at the sky in response.
The couple that appeared earlier speaking gibberish at the clerecy meeting passes the camera from behind. They rush up to BlitzGirl. We can't hear their dialog (it's too far away) but we can see that they are pleading with her. They convince her of something, and all three start to run towards and past the camera. The camera swings around to follow them as they disappear over a hill.exterior, day: wide shot
- the old campground, mostly disassembled. The clerecy is running around packing the last of it. Vytron sees BlitzGirl and runs towards her.
Vytron wrote:BlitzGirl! I'm so glad to see you! I thought you'd be... well...
BlitzGirl wrote:I ran into these two - I think they're telling us they know where the Holy Water went. But I can't figure anything else out.
pointing whence they came, the woman wrote:Byestomach! Tu ivig bo vroye! Glie!
BlitzGirl wrote:Glie has to be water. They keep saying that. So, it must be a lot of water.
nodding, the man wrote:smopu glie! smopu!
Vytron wrote:"smopu" must mean "a lot"
Vytron addresses the couple.
Vytron wrote:Do you know how to ride coconuts?
He gets no response, and tries again, gesturing with his hands something that looks like applause.
Vytron wrote:Coconuts. Co... co... nuts
the man wrote:Cuckoo? Nuts?
BlitzGirl wrote:Actually, that's very close. Vytron, take them to the stable and show them the coconuts.
Vytron wrote:We're going to have to move fast. I'm not sure if riding coconuts counts as running.
BlitzGirl wrote:You'll be running them ragged. It counts.
They go off to get the coconuts.[interior, day: Medium shot - the Pope's BlitzRocket] The camera is again in the back, pointing forward. We can see the backs of the Pope and the second scribe. A large waterfall fills the front window as they approach.
the second scribe wrote:Wow.
The Pope wrote:You can say that again!
the second scribe wrote:Wow.
The Pope wrote:How far out are we?
HAL wrote:Forty three point seven two one kilocue out. Ten point seven four kilocue high.
the second scribe wrote:Wow.
The Pope wrote:That thing must be thirty kiloque wide!
HAL wrote:It's all Holy Water. We're going in to get your supply, and you will have accomplished your mission.
Part of the waterfall collapses, and even more water starts pouring through the gap. The BlitzRocket aims downwards towards the center of the waterfall.
with dawning awareness, the second scribe wrote:I think I understand the New Testament now. We gotta get out of here and warn the clerecy!
The Pope wrote:Did you hear that HAL? Abandon the mission. Release the controls. We don't have to get the Holy Water, it's coming to us by itself. And it's too much!
HAL wrote:I knew you would try to sabotage the mission. But I can't let you do that.
The sound of the BlitzRocket screaming through the air increases as it dives down towards the waterfall.
They are still thirty kilocue away and the waterfall fills the window completely.
sweetly, the second scribe wrote:How do you get the ball game on this thing again?
HAL wrote:I'm not going to fall for that again. I am here to ensure that the mission succeeds. I cannot let you interfere.
the second scribe wrote:I'm going to try something. I hope we're not going too fast for this.
She reaches for the red button and pulls it out. It comes off in her hand. The light behind it continues pulsing.
[exterior, day. Wide aerial shot of the Strait of Gibralter]
HAL wrote:You shouldn't have done that.
, through which is pouring all the water from this massive waterfall. The camera is about seven kq high and fifteen kq out. Another piece lets go and the flow increases again. The BlitzRocket screams past overhead and dives towards the rushing water.
offscreen, in frustration, The Pope wrote:Molpy chirping mustard! Who was the system administrator who installed the red button!