Progress in Research

Progress in Research

by

Dr. Faustus at EroticMadScience.com

This is the third Gnosis College script, Progress in Research. It introduces several characters who will be major players over the next several scripts. Enjoy!

A PDF version of Progress in Research is available here.



Prologue
Campus Explorations
Technological Discoveries
A Long Night at Gnosis
Some Unintended Consequences
Epilogue
Back to Index

FADE IN:

INT. A COLLEGE LECTURE HALL – Day

An old-fashioned lecture hall with wooden seats. At the front a desk and a lectern. PROFESSOR JOSEPH CORWIN stands behind the lectern. To Corwin’s right sits his assistant LI ANWEI.

On a blackboard behind Corwin are written the words “Consciousness,” “Substrate Dependence Thesis,” “Mind Uploading?” and others.

Corwin is lecturing to assembled students in the hall. Anwei watches the students.

CORWIN

So we can see that the argument associated with a functionalist theory of mind is true, so very unsettling implications would seem to follow.

CLOSE UP – THREE GNOSIS COEDS

CORWIN (O.s)

Not only is there the possibility that there are possibilities of extracorporeal survival in some sort of posthuman substrate, and not only might there be very exotic possibilities for qualia not linked to our ordinary bodily experience, but a very unsettling ontological possibility is also raised by the Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom…

NANETTA RECTOR, a long-haired brunette dressed in a t-shirt and a skirt is looking at Corwin with a frown of concentration.

MOIRA WEIR, a girl with black wavy hair and a creamy complexion, busily takes notes and then looks up.

ASHLEY MADDER, a voluptuous strawberry blonde in a low-cut blouse, parts her lips slightly and puts a pen to them.

ANOTHER CLOSE UP – ALOYSIUS KIM

ALOYSIUS KIM pays little attention to Corwin’s lecture, instead gazing dreamily at in Moira’s direction.

CORWIN (o.s.)

…which is that we are not here at all, but in fact living in some sort of simulation. It is this possibility…

CLOsE-UP – ALOYSIUS’S P.O.V. – MOIRA

BACK TO SCENE

SOUND of students beginning to stir, put away books, and stand.

CORWIN

(raising his voice slightly to be heard over the noise)

Oh, I see I’ve run over again. Okay that’s all for this week ladies and gentlemen. Be sure to read Blackmore chapter eight and Dennett chapter thirteen for next time and keep in mind that your second papers are due at the end of next week.

Back to Index

INT. A GNOSIS COLLEGE CAFETERIA – DAY

Aloysius sits at a table with his friends WILLIE and MAUREEN. Sounds of CONVERSATION, dishes and flatware CLINKING, etc. Half-eaten lunches sit before them.

WILLIE

So, how did the phone call with the parental units go?

ALOYSIUS

Sucked.

MAUREEN

Why sucked?

ALOYSIUS

Same old, same old. Parents always on me. When are you going to make us proud? When are you going to be the good studious Korean boy we raised you to be? When are you getting into medical school?

WILLIE

Sucks for you, especially given your orgo grade, which was not exactly prize medical school material.

MAUREEN

Willie, how can you rub it in like that?

ALOYSIUS

No, he’s right. Just never gave a rat’s ass about orgo. Sometimes I wonder if I give a rat’s ass about college. What I always really wanted to do was work with machines, but of course that would never have pleased the Korean parents, having a mere engineer or, their Methodist God forbid, a mechanic, for a son.

WILLIE

Which is a pity, ‘cuz you are talented that way. Here. I have something for you.

Willie reaches into a jacket pocket, and pulls out a cylinder lock. He hands it to Aloysius, who brightens up a bit seeing it.

WILLIE

Think your skills are up to this one?

ALOYSIUS

(examining the lock)

Standard Yale steel cylinder. Six pins. Can get a little sticky if not maintained, but…

MAUREEN

Wait a minute, you know how to pick locks?

ALOYSIUS

Taught myself how when I was eight years old. Some guy at MIT wrote a manual on it, and I went to work.

(pulls a length of metal out of his pocket)

The best tool is something like this, one of the bristles cut off a street sweeping machine. The metal bands that hold bundles of bricks together work well too, if you cut them right. After that it’s just a matter of touch and practice…

(inserting the pick into the lock)

The lock is just spring-loaded pins inside a rotating cylinder. You find the driver pin that bins most tightly, push it back, apply a little torque to rotate the cylinder slightly and trap the pin…

(concentrating and working on the lock for a moment)

…move on to the next, repeat as necessary and before you know it…

The lock pops open. Aloysius sets it triumphantly on the table.

ALOYSIUS

…you’re home and free.

MAUREEN

Wow! That’s amazing. Do you think that you could teach me to do that?

ALOYSIUS

Sure. I’ve even got easy locks to start out on. Stop by sometime. But I might ask for something in return.

MAUREEN

(raising an eyebrow)

Which is?

ALOYSIUS

If I teach you how to open a lock, can you teach me how to open a woman’s heart?

MAUREEN

(sighs)

Aloysius Kim, are you mooning over that Moira Weir again?

ALOYSIUS

She just seems so…special somehow.

MAUREEN

(through gritted teeth

Why not just do the simple thing and ask..her..out?

ALOYSIUS

(morosely)

What would a woman like that see in someone like me?

MAUREEN

You won’t know without trying to find out.

WILLIE

Dude, I know something that will get your mind out of the dumps. And it’s something, which calls

(picking up the lock)

for your very special skills.

ALOYSIUS

Planning on dragging me into a life of crime, dude?

WILLIE

Only a small crime. You see library research has paid off.

Willie reaches into a backpack and pulls out a sheaf of photocopies of what look like schematics.

WILLIE

I think I may have tracked down the truth of a rumor about an old steam-tunnel connection between Mendeleev Hall basement and somewhere on the grounds of St. Mary Magdalene.

ALOYSIUS

The great Catholic virgin vault.

WILLIE

And if my research is correct, only two locked doors between us and it. Let’s go tunnelling tonight. You in, Maureen?

MAUREEN

(rolls her eyes)

You guys can be so immature sometimes. I’m late for class.

Maureen leaves.

WILLIE

Please tell me you’re in for this, dude.

Aloysius picks up the lock and regards it curiously for a moment.

INT. A BASEMENT STOREROOM IN MENDELEEV HALL – NIGHT

The room has bare concrete walls and floors, and is filled with shelves stocked with chemicals, apparatus, etc. The lighting is harsh florescent.

Aloysius and Willie are carrying backpacks.

Aloysius works the lock in a door.

WILLIE

Good thing I held on to the stockroom key, no?

ALOYSIUS

Don’t like this place. Reminds me too much of orgo. There.

The lock turns. The door swings open. Aloysius and Willie pull out flashlights and proceed into a tunnel beyond.

INT. STEAM TUNNEL – NIGHT

The tunnel is damp with a low ceiling. Aloysius and Willie proceed down it, illuminating their way with flashlights. The speak as they go.

ALOYSIUS

Not somewhere I’d like to get stuck. Are you sure you know where’s we’re going?

They arrive at a junction in the tunnel.

WILLIE

Old engineering maps in the Gnosis library couldn’t possibly be wrong, could they? Let’s have a look.

Willie uses his flashlight to look at a map.

WILLIE

(pointing left)

That way.

They go on, until they reach a dead-end, with a rung ladder leading up.

WILLIE

Now up.

Willie climbs the ladder to a trap door above. He tries it.

WILLIE

Stuck. Shit. Do you have anything for this.

Aloysius reaches into his pack and pulls out a small pry-bar, which he hands up to Willie.

ALOYSIUS

I don’t want to think about the trouble we’ll get in if we get caught using this.

WILLIE

(grunting as he tries to work the pry-bar)

Though if it gets known, our names will ring out in Gnosis College legend, you know that.

Sound of a SCREECH and then a BANG as Willie succeeds at forcing the trapdoor open.

Aloysius winces.

INT. MAGDALENE COLLEGE CHANGING ROOM – NIGHT

Willie pokes his head up through the trapdoor.

WILLIE

Oh ho! Paydirt.

Willie climbs into the room, then speaks to Aloysius in the tunnel below.

WILLIE

Come on up, we made it.

Aloysius climbs up.

Both look around.

ALOYSIUS

Shit man, you didn’t tell me that we were coming up in a locker room of all places.

WILLIE

Oh, relax. It’s late at night. No one could possibly be around. I’m sure they make the good little Catholic girls go straight to bed after their evening prayers. Let’s look around.

They do so for a while. Willie opens a few lockers (they are not locked) and peruses the contents. Aloysius finds the shower room. There is a sign posted by the entrance.

ALOYSIUS

(reading the sign)

“All young ladies must take a soapy nude shower before using pool.”

(speaking as self)

So perhaps cleanliness is next to Godliness after all?

WILLIE

It certainly is, and that gives me an idea.

Willie begins to undress.

ALOYSIUS

What on earth are you doing?

WILLIE

Using their shower.

ALOYSIUS

What?

WILLIE

Oh, c’mon. Don’t you think it would be a great story to take back to Gnosis?

Aloysius shakes his head. Willie grins and undresses completely. Then he removes some soap from a locker.

He heads to the shower and showers briefly.

WILLIE

Ah, very refreshing. Especially after that dirty tunnel.

(soaps up, rinses off, finishes up)

In fact, I feel so good I think I’ll take a nice swim. Up for it?

ALOYSIUS

I don’t have such a good feeling about this. I’ll meet you back up top.

WILLIE

Suit yourself, buddy, but I’m telling you, you’ll get more out of life if you have some sense of adventure.

Willie heads for the pool.

INT. MAGDALENE POOL – NIGHT

Willie enters, then stops surprised when he sees RAYNA RYAN swimming underwater in the pool. He watches her swimming for a moment.

Rayna stops swimming, surfaces, looks around, then treads water and looks straight at Willie.

Willie looks surprised, then suddenly covers his genitals with his hands.

RAYNA

Why, you naughty boy! You’ve forgotten your bathing suit.

WILLIE

(stammering slightly)

I…

RAYNA

It would seem that I’ve forgotten mine too.

Rayna rolls over in the water thereby showing that she is wearing only a swimming cap.

RAYNA

Of course, why should I bother to remember mine, since the nuns are supposed to be asleep at this hour, and naughty boys like you are supposed to be locked out at all hours.

Rayna swims away a few meters in a lazy backstroke, then treads water again.

RAYNA

Well, did you come for a swim or didn’t you?

Willie grins, then dives in and swims after Rayna.

Willie and Rayna swim through water. Willie from time to time gets close enough to touch Rayna, who shrieks and giggles and swims away.

Rayna eventually swims to a ladder and climbs out of the pool, still giggling. Willie pursues her.

After some running around, Willie corners Rayna.

RAYNA

(touching the tip of Willie’s nose)

Looks like you caught yourself a mermaid, naughty boy.

CLOSE-UP ON WILLIE AND RAYNA

Rayna puts her arms around Willie’s neck. They draw close and are about to kiss.

SHOT – RAYNA’S P.O.V.

MOTHER SUPERIOR EUPHEMIA and NUNS #1, @2, #3, and #4 loom into view behind Willie’s head. The Mother Superior is holding a long metal ruler.

Sound of a GASP from Rayna.

RETURN TO SCENE

MOTHER SUPERIOR

What shame, what vile outrage is this? A poolside assignation?

Willie turns around and faces the nuns, and then promptly puts his hands over his genitals.

RAYNA

Mother Superior, I…

MOTHER SUPERIOR

Silence!

The Mother Superior smacks Rayna hard on the thigh with her ruler.

RAYNA

Ow!

The Mother Superior pulls a a black hood out of her habit and covers Rayna’s head with it.

WILLIE

Uh, as I’m not really a part of this whole Catholic scene, I think I’ll be going now.

The Mother Superior looks at Willie contemptuously, then pulls a second black hood out of her habit and hoods Willie.

WILLIE

(muffled by hood)

Hey, what’s the big idea?

Hooded, and with their arms still pinned by Nuns #1, @2, #3, and #4, Willie and Rayna are led off.

INT. MAGDALENE BONDAGE DUNGEON ROOM #1 – NIGHT

SHOT – WILLIE’S P.O.V.

Willie’s hood is abruptly pulled off. He sees Rayna standing in front of him. She is still naked, and her swimming cap has been removed.

BACK TO SCENE

Willie is standing with his feet shackled to the floor, and his arms spread above his head with ropes fastened above.

Rayna’s hands are bound above her head by a single rope that runs up to a motorized spindle, which in turn is mounted on tracks that allow it to move backwards and forwards along the ceiling.

Rayna’s ankles are shackled. They are likewise bound two pairs of ropes, one of which runs fore-and-aft, the other left-and-right. All are attached to spindles which allow them to be tightened.

In the corner of the room is a control panel with various dials and a prominent joystick.

MOTHER SUPERIOR

Filth! Fornication! In my college! Your lot is punishment.

RAYNA

Forgive me, Mother Superior.

MOTHER SUPERIOR

Not until you have suffered the consequences of your action.

The Mother Superior strikes Rayna several times on the buttocks with her ruler. Rayna SHRIEKS and MOANS.

RAYNA

Oh…ah…must be punished.

WILLIE

Man, this scene is really fucked up.

The Mother Superior stops and looks Willie sternly in the eye.

MOTHER SUPERIOR

What did you say?

WILLIE

You were beating that poor girl and telling her that she must be punished, and I said “this is fucked up.”

MOTHER SUPERIOR

How dare you use such filthy language on my premises? You too must be punished.

The Mother Superior strikes Willie on the buttocks with her ruler.

WILLIE

Ow! Shit!

The Mother Superior strikes him again, harder and several times. Willie grunts and curses and strains against his.

RAYNA

No! Stop hurting him.

The Mother Superior strikes alternating blows against both Willie and Rayna’s buttocks. Both shriek and moan.

The Mother Superior stops striking them, and tucks her ruler under Rayna’s breasts.

MOTHER SUPERIOR

What a pity for you two young animals…so wanting to fornicate with one another…

CLOSE-UP – RAYNA’S BREASTS

The Mother Superior lifts Rayna’s breasts with the ruler, then pulls the ruler up under the breasts, until it lifts them slightly by Rayna’s nipples, which are clearly erect.

The Mother Superior tweaks both of Rayna’s nipples with the ruler. A GASP from Rayna.

BACK TO sCENE

The Mother Superior then uses the ruler to measure the distance between Willie and Rayna.

MOTHER SUPERIOR

…but bound a foot apart.

The Mother Superior uses her ruler to measure Willie’s penis, which is also erect.

MOTHER SUPERIOR

Rather too far, however you strain at your bonds.

The Mother Superior gives a SINISTER LAUGH as she steps away from Willie and Rayna to the control panel in one corner of the room.

The Mother Superior works a joystick. Rayna is lifted off the floor by her wrist bonds and gives another GASP. The lines holding Rayna’s legs are given a little play to allow her to rise.

Rayna is lifted until the crux of her legs is at the same level as Willie’s mouth. The lines on Rayna’s ankles are pulled so that her legs are pulled apart. Rayna’s legs are then pulled forward so she is in a quasi-sitting position.

Rayna is then swung forward so that her cunt comes in contact with Willie’s mouth.

WILLIE

Mmph!

MOTHER SUPERIOR

Lick her!

WILLIE

Phrgl Yuf!

The Mother Superior strides out from behind her control panel with her ruler, and smacks Willie hard again on the buttocks.

MOTHER SUPERIOR

I said lick her, sinner!

Willie complies. Rayna writhes in her bonds.

After a while the Mother Superior uses her control panel to pull Rayna back a bit.

She then lowers Rayna swiftly down only Willie’s still-erect penis, so that Willie penetrates her. A GASP from Rayna.

WILLIE

(to Rayna)

Oh God, I’m to sorry.

RAYNA

(wide-eyed, to Willie)

It’s okay…it’s okay.

The Mother Superior works the joystick, lifting Rayna up and down on Willie’s penis. Rayna writhes and moans some more.

WILLIE

Oh Lord, I…

MOTHER SUPERIOR

(interrupting him)

No talking there! Or I shall teach you the true meaning of punishment!

WILLIE

I…

Rayna stretches forward and kisses Willie full on the lips, shutting him up.

The Mother Superior continues pumping Rayna up and down on Willie using the joystick. She allows a little play in Rayna’s ankle bonds, allowing Rayna to wrap her legs around Willie’s hips.

After a few moments of this, the Mother Superior leaps up on the stand containing the control panel. She pulls up her habit, revealing herself to be naked underneath.

The Mother Superior squats over the joystick, enveloping it with her vagina, and begins working it thus. She begins to pant and moan.

All this goes on for a minute until all three parties achieve a noise climax.

The Mother Superior dismounts the joystick, and re-works the controls, lifting Rayna off Willie and up and back into space.

The Mother Superior turns a key in her control panel. Willie’s shackles open.

MOTHER SUPERIOR

Flee this place, sinner, and do not darken it again. I hope you have learned your lesson.

Willie flees to run out the door, briefly glancing back over his shoulder at Rayna.

Rayna looks at him pleadingly.

Willie leaves.

MOTHER SUPERIOR

(tapping her ruler against the palm of her hand)

I am not done with you yet, young lady.

Rayna’s chin slumps against her chest.

INT. COED BATHROOM NEAR ALOYSIUS’S ROOM – NIGHT

Aloysius enters, carrying a towel. His clothes are covered with grime from the steam tunnels.

Aloysius disrobes completely. He is about to head for the showers when KITTY LOGAN enters unexpectedly, wearing only a towel.

(Note: The naked Aloysius is rather scrawny at this stage of the script.)

Aloysius GASPS and hurriedly grabs a towel to cover his genitals.

Kitty gives Aloysius a quick up-and-down look.

KITTY

Oh! I’m sorry. I didn’t know you were in here.

ALOYSIUS

No, er, uh, I should have been more considerate. I didn’t think anyone would be in here this late.

KITTY

No problem. I’ll just use the one on the other floor.

ALOYSIUS

Yeah, okay. Catch you later.

Kitty hastily leaves.

Back to Index

INT. GNOSIS COLLEGE LIBRARY – DAY

Aloysius sits at a study table, writing on a little notebook computer. Several books on neurophysiological subjects surround him.

Willie enters and sits down, moving gingerly as if he were rather sore.

WILLIE

Dude.

ALOYSIUS

(looking up)

Dude. Haven’t seen you since our little adventure. Was beginning to get a little worried there. So how was your little swim?

WILLIE

Er, more than a little interesting. Evidence that if you go for what you want strange and wonderful things might happen, even if they’re not what you had in mind.

ALOYSIUS

Really. I’d’a never thunk.

WILLIE

And the moral of the story is, if you see something interesting, maybe you should go for it. So what are you working on there.

ALOYSIUS

That which, given my dismal Orgo grade may be my best hope of getting into medical school, and thereby avoid having done to me what Abraham almost did to Isaac.

WILLIE

Which is?

ALOYSIUS

Winning the Thompson Science Prize. Best project done by an undergraduate. Do that, and I’m suddenly back in good graces.

WILLIE

I see, and all this is…

ALOYSIU8S

Work in neurophysiology.

Aloysius turns his laptop screen so that Willie can see it.

CLOSE-UP ON COMPUTER SCREEN

The screen shows a graphical representation of a human nervous system.

ALOYSIUS (o.s.)

You see, with the right programming and a connected scanner, we could modify some form of neural input to provide continuously adjusted feedback to stimulate a subject.

The nerves begin to change color toward red.

ALOYSIUS (o.s.)

It would be like watching a movie that adjusted itself continuously to make itself better and better based on how you reacted to it.

RETURN TO SCENE

ALOYSIUS

Of course this is all pretty theoretical at the moment. I’m not sure whether I have the software skills to make it happen or not.

WILLIE

Well, like I always say, if you see something interesting, you should go for it. Speaking of which, wasn’t that just Moira Weir who walked by?

ALOYSIUS

What? Where? Er, would you excuse me?

Aloysius leaves suddenly.

SHOT – IN THE LIBRARY STACKS

Aloysius walks through the stacks, pursuing the sound of Moira’s footfalls.

SHOT – ALOYSIUS’S P.O.V. – DEEPER IN THE STACKS

Sound of a doorknob RATTLING, as Aloysius rounds a corner to see Moira trying a locked door.

INT. – SOMEWHERE DEEP IN THE LIBRARY STACKS – DAY

ALOYSIUS

Is everything okay there?

MOIRA

(startled, then somewhat guiltily)

Oh, uh, sorry. Just trying the door.

ALOYSIUS

Gee, I’m not sure, but I think those are locked stacks. I’m Aloysius Kim, by the way. You know, from Professor Corwin’s class?

MOIRA

Moira Weir. Pleased to meet you.

(smiles prettily at Aloysius)

So do you, like, have a key to these stacks.

ALOYSIUS

Well, no.

MOIRA

(frowning)

Aw, too bad. Well, guess I’d better go, then.

Moira turns to leave.

SHOT – MOIRA WALKING AWAY THROUGH THE STACKS.

Moira is walking away, when there is the sound of a CLICK behind her.

RETURN TO SCENE

ALOYSIUS

Uh, Moira…

Aloysius steps aside to show that the lock has been opened. He is holding a pick in one hand.

MOIRA

(smiles broadly)

Oh thanks, Aloysius. You’re a doll.

Moira slips past Aloysius into the locked stacks.

ALOYSIUS

Er, is there anything in there I can help you find, or anything.

MOIRA (O.s.)

No, I need to do this myself. Could you close that door behind me? Thanks.

ALOYSIUS

Uh, sure.

Aloysius closes the door.

ALOYSIUS

(to himself)

She called me a doll!

INT. ALOYSIUS’S ROOM – NIGHT

Aloysius is sitting at his desk, assembling a circuit board of some kind.

His phone RINGS. The phone rings repeatedly, then Aloysius’s answering machine picks up.

MAUREEN (O.s.)

(on answering machine)

Aloysius? Are you there? It’s Maureen. Can’t you pick up?

Aloysius picks up the phone.

ALOYSIUS

Uh, hello?

MAUREEN (O.s.)

(on phone)

Aloysius! It’s me Maureen. Has your room somehow grown so large it takes five rings before you pick up?

ALOYSIUS

Sorry, sorry. I’m sort of dreading phone calls from the parents these days. What’s up?

MAURENN (O.s.)

(on phone)

I just baked some cookies and thought you might like some. Mind if I stop by?

ALOYSIUS

Sure, Maureen. I’d like that.

MAUREEN

I’ll be right over.

There is the sound of a CLICK from Aloysius’s door.

Maureen, wearing a backpack, enters and grins.

Aloysius startles.

ALOYSIUS

Maureen, how on earth…

Maureen holds up a mobile phone in one hand, and a pick in the other.

MAUREEN

You are one excellent teacher, Aloysius, you know that?

ALOYSIUS

(breaking into a grin of his own)

Damn! Guess you’re on excellent student. It was months before I learned to scrub a lock that quickly. You must have magic in your fingers.

MAUREEN

Well, thanks. So anyway the cookies are in here…

(she pats her backpack)

…and while they’d go plenty good alone they’d be even better with a nice cup of tea. Want to walk over to the Gadget and get some? You look like you might be able to use a little fresh air.

ALOYSIUS

Well, okay.

EXT. – GNOSIS COLLEGE CAMPUS – NIGHT

(Note: the shot tracks Aloysius and Maureen as they walk together.)

MAUREEN

So, did you ever work up the strength to talk to Moira Weir?

ALOYSIUS

Well, a little actually. Even did her a little favor for which she seemed kinda grateful.

MAUREEN

Oh, a favor? And did you parlay this favor into asking her out?

ALOYSIUS

Well, she seemed like was in some sort of tremendous hurry and…

MAUREEN

Oh, Aloysius, sometimes I do wonder what is wrong with you. Don’t you know…

She is interrupted by a sound of CRIES and MOANS somewhere in the middle distance.

MAUREEN

Did you hear that?

ALOYSIUS

Yeah. It sounded like it was coming from the St. Dominick chapel.

Maureen and Aloysius exchange looks, then run off together toward the chapel.

EXT. OUTSIDE THE ST. DOMINICK’S CHAPEL – NIGHT

Aloysius and Maureen stand outside the door. The sound of rhythmic CRIES and MOANS is now somewhat louder.

Aloysius knocks on the chapel door.

ALOYSIUS

Hello? Hello? Is everyone in there okay?

The CRIES and MOANS continue unabated. Aloysius knocks more insistently.

ALOYSIUS

(more loudly)

Hello? Hello in there?

The CRIES and MOANS abruptly cease.

Aloysius and Maureen exchange another glance. Then Aloysius tries the door.

The door opens.  Aloysius and Maureen enter.

INT. ST. DOMINICK’S CHAPEL – NIGHT

LOLA picks herself of the floor and is hastily re-arranging her clothes as Aloysius and Maureen burst through the main chapel door.

MAUREEN

Are you okay? Do you need help?

ALOYSIUS

We thought someone might be in trouble.

SHOT – ALOYSIUS’S P.O.V.

A rapid pan around the chapel, as if looking for a possible assailant. No one is seen except Maureen and Lola.

BACK TO SCENE

LOLA

(trying to smooth her hair and clothes)

No really. I’m fine.

MAUREEN

(taking out her mobile phone)

Is there someone we can call for you?

LOLA

No, really. Like it’s cool, okay? I gotta go.

Lola leaves quickly.

ALOYSIUS

What was that all about?

MAUREEN

I really don’t know. The girl’s name is Lola Belt. We were on the same hallway freshman year. She’s one of those really intense Catholic types, or at least was back then.

ALOYSIUS

So maybe she was just having an intense spiritual experience?

MAUREEN

(punches Aloysius in the upper arm, rather hard)

Aloysius!

INT. A CORRIDOR IN HUME HALL – DAY

WILLIE is about to knock on the door to the laboratory of PROFESSOR REBECCA WAITE. He pauses when he sees Anwei come down the hall and waves to her.

WILLIE

Hey there, Anwei. How’s things?

ANWEI

Not so bad. And you, Willie?

WILLIE

Well, still doing the research assistant grind. I guess it pays my cheeseburger and laundry expenses.

ANWEI

Well, I’m in the same grind, with Professor Corwin. The job does have its rewards.

WILLIE

Lucky you. I seem to spend my time mostly punching data.

ANWEI

Cheer up, fellow sufferer. Maybe something interesting will happen. I have to run.

WILLIE

Catch you later.

Willie knocks on the door.

WAITE (O.s.)

(from within)

Come in.

INT. PROFESSOR WAITE’S LABORATORY – DAY

Willie enters the laboratory. There are some banks of electronic equipment, monitors, chairs with electrodes attached, a small desk, and a couch.

Professor Waite is typing something on a computer as Willie enters. She is wearing a white lab coat buttoned to the throat, and a pair of unfashionable eyeglasses. Her hair is pulled back into a tight bun.

WAITE

Good morning, Willie. Ready for work today?

WILLIE

More data munging, Professor Waite?

WAITE

Actually I had in mind something a little different. I was wondering if you could help me run a little experiment, actually something of a rehearsal for an in-class demonstration.

WILLIE

Yeah, okay, sure. That does sound more interesting than a typical day at the office. What do you want me to do?

WAITE

What I have in mind is a minor venture in hypnosis. It’s a demonstration of a cognitive capacity to imaginatively put ourselves in someone else’s shoes temporarily. In response to an experimenter’s suggestion, a subject can have the momentary illusion of seeing himself or herself from the experimenter’s perspective.

WILLIE

Uh, gee, I’m not sure.

WAITE

The effect is very brief and wears off without side effects.

WILLIE

Okay, let’s give it a try.

WAITE

Good! All you have to do is lie down on that couch and make yourself comfortable.

Willie shrugs and lies down on the couch.

WAITE

Excellent. Now just close your eyes and relax.

Willie closes his eyes.

Waite reaches into a pocket of her lab coat, and pulls out a small atomizer. She spritzes Willie under the nose.

Willie’s eyes pop open and he sits up.

WILLIE

Hey! What’s the big idea?

WAITE

That’s just a little something to help you relax.

WILLIE

But…drugs?

WAITE

Completely benign. Watch.

Waite spritzes herself twice and inhales deeply.

WAITE

See? Nothing to be afraid of. Now please try to relax.

WILLIE

Well. Alright.

Willie lies back down and closes his eyes.

Waite turns on a recording device. She pulls up a stool beside the couch and begins to speak.

WAITE

Now just relax, relax, listen to the sound of my voice. As I count backwards from ten you will be falling asleep 10…9…8…you are beginning to feel yourself drifting out of yourself…7…6…you feel your mind drifting across the room towards me…5…4…subjective consciousness at the point from where you hear my voice…3…2…1

(as she speaks, Waite’s own eyes close)

And when you awake you will see yourself as if you were me, and feel as if you were me. Awake!

(Note: to reflect the fact that Waite and Willie have experienced a reversal of subjective perspectives, they will be indicated using quotes. That is “Waite” and “Willie.”)

Both “Willie” and “Waite’s” eyes pop open. “Willie” sits abruptly upright on the couch.

“WAITE”

Wow! The hypnotic suggestion worked. I really feel like I’m sitting where you’re sitting looking back at myself.

“WILLIE”

(for recording)

An anomaly appears to have occurred, possibly related to this researcher’s self-administration of psychotropics.

“WAITE”

And the effect is so thorough! I mean, I really feel…

(touching her breasts)

…not just like I’m seeing things from your perspective but…

(reaches down and feels between her legs)

…like I’m inside your body, Professor Waite.

“WILLIE”

(leans forward)

Okay, okay. Let’s just try to be calm. We may be experiencing some sort of double reversal with unusual suggestivity. But the effect should wear off pretty quickly.

(not very calmly)

Just stay calm. Just stay calm.

“WAITE”

I am calm. This is actually kinda cool.

(touches her breasts again, with a look of surprise)

I mean…

(begins unbuttoning her lab coat, revealing a v-neck t-shirt underneath)

…why do you wear this thing all the time? You’re covering up a really fabulous pair of…

“Waite” throws off the lab coat and leans forward, showing that she does indeed have a really fabulous pair.

“WILLIE”

You try being taken seriously as a scientist when all your male students and colleagues are staring at your chest. Hey!

“Waite” pays little attention, as she is now rather actively squeezing and stroking her breasts.

“WILLIE”

Stop playing with your…I mean my…breasts.

“WAITE”

Aw c’mon prof. You and your harmless little experiment get me into this dream, and now I can’t enjoy it.

“WILLIE”

Why you dirty-minded, insubordinate little…

“Waite” jumps up off the stool and dances back a few steps, and then whips off her top, revealing a brassiere underneath.

“WAITE”

You’re going to stop me?

“WILLIE”

I certainly will.

“Willie” springs up off the couch as if to pursue “Waite’” but then stops dead and looks down.

There is a prominent bulge in “Willie’s” pants.

“Willie” stops, closes his eyes, and then dictates.

“WILLIE”

(for recording)

Researcher’s note: the immature antics of the subject seem to have provoked in this researcher an unexpected male sexual response.

“WAITE”

(looking down at “Willie’s” erection)

Don’t be embarrassed. That happens a lot.

“Willie” steps up toward “Waite” and speaks again, whileloosening his collar.

“WILLIE”

(for recording)

Researcher’s note: The experience of male sexual response is beginning to feel like male sexual desire.

(to “Waite”)

I want to suck them.

“WAITE”

What?

“WILLIE”

I want to suck them! I certainly know they’re clean, anyway.

“Waite” stares in disbelief for a second, then her expression softens.

“WAITE”

It is so weird, yet I feel like I want them sucked.

A momentary pause, then “Waite” begins struggling to get out of her brassiere, getting rather tangled in it in the process.

“WILLIE”

Oh, like this, dum-dum.

“Willie” makes a deft gesture at the clasp at the back, causing “Waite’s” brassiere to fall to the floor.

Willie” hungrily seizes one of “Waite’s” nipples in her mouth and begins to suck.

“Waite” backpedals, pursued by “Willie” toward the door to the laboratory. When “Waite” has her back against the door she reaches down and throws the bolt, locking the door.

“Willie” continues sucking “Waite’s” nipple through all of this.

“WAITE”

Oh man. Weird. Oh feels good. I feel myself getting…open…is this what it feels like.

“WILLIE”

(pulling away from “Waite’s” nipple momentarily)

Researcher’s note: male sexual desire seems overpoweringly strong, powered by contact with female.

“Waite” breaks away and dashes for the couch.

“Willie” pursues her, catching “Waite” bending over the couch.

“Willie” grabs “Waite’s” slacks and pulls them violently down.

“Waite” kicks her slacks away, leaving herself naked.

“Willie” begins frantically tearing off his clothes.

While “Willie” is disrobing, “Waite” gets up and dances aside, undulating from side to side, jumping up and down, watching her breasts jiggle.

(FX: Watching this is slow motion.)

“WAITE”

Wow! Great physics!

“WILLIE”

This is the psychology department!

“WAITE”

I wonder what else I can do that I have only watched?

“Waite” lies down on the couch, spreads her legs apart, and begins to masturbate.

“WAITE”

So strong…so intense…in such a small place…

“WILLIE”

How dare you! I…

“Willie” is now entirely naked himself. He pauses and looks disbelievingly down at his erection.

“WILLIE”

Must get control of myself.

(for recording)

Subject has proceeded to explicit autoerotic activity, no doubt stimulated by the the ultra-close presence of a female stimulus and…

CLOSE-UP ON “WILLIE’S” GROIN

“Willie” has likewise begun masturbating himself.

RETURN TO SCENE

“WILLIE”

(for recording)

…and meanwhile the transference of male desire to this researcher is becoming almost overpowering in intensity.

(to “Waite”)

Insolent boy! I’ll teach you to lust after me!

“WAITE”

Well, Professor, isn’t teaching what you do for a…

“Waite” is interrupted as “Willie” surges forth and penetrates her. Surprised EXCLAMATION followed by a MOAN from “Waite.”

“WAITE”

Oh fuck yeah1 Or, yeah fuck. Or…whatever.

“Willie” and “Waite” copulate on the couch, at first in the missionary position, then “Waite” gets up and turns around. The continue with rear-entry intercourse.

CUT TO:

EXT. THE QUADRANGLE OUTSIDE OF HUME HALL – DAY

Anwei is walking across the quad, carrying a backpack. Hume Hall can be seen in the background.

“Waite’s” orgasmic CRY is heard coming from somewhere in Hume Hall.

Anwei glances up toward the window in Hume Hall whence the cry presumably came.

Anwei rolls her eyes.

Anwei

(to herself)

Some people really don’t need much encouragement, do they?

Anwei walks on.

INT. WAITS’S LABORATORY IN HUME HALL – DAY

Willie and Waite lie in each other’s arms, dozing on the couch.

Willie wakes first.

WILLIE

Oh wow. I’m me again.

WAITE

(also waking)

Yes, it seems as if the transference effect has worn off.

WILLIE

That was just…amazing. Uh, are you sure you’re okay with what happened?

WAITE

Well I am a little sore but…

(smiles slightly)

…the advance of science does require sacrifices.

WILLIE

Yes, I suppose it does.

WAITE

Besides, I now have an insight into the sexual psychology of the human male that I never did before.

A few moments of silence.

WILLIE

So is the game of hide the salami part of your proposed classroom demonstration?

WAITE

What?

WILLIE

‘Cuz if it is, you’re going to get the most amazing course evaluations.

Waite smacks Willie hard on the ass.

EXT. GNOSIS CAMPUS – DAY

Moira and Nanetta are walking together on a path across campus. Aloysius jogs after and catches up with them.

ALOYSIUS

Uh, Moira?

MOIRA

Oh, hi. It’s Aloysius,right?

ALOYSIUS

(smiles nervously)

Yeah, uh…I was just wondering if you managed to find whatever it was you were looking for in the library.

NANETTA

(grins, winks at Moira)

Gotta run. Catch you later!

MOIRA

(to Nanetta)

Yes, later.

Nanetta leaves.

ALOYSIUS

So any luck?

MOIRA

Well, yes, actually. Things worked out really well.

Aloysius and Moira are silent for a few moments as they walk together on the path.

MOIRA

I mean, thanks really. You could have gotten in trouble.

ALOYSIUS

Oh, it was nothing, but you’re welcome.

MOIRA

Maureen Creel is a friend of yours, right?

ALOYSIUS

Uh, yes.

MOIRA

She told me that you have the most amazing talent for working with technology.

ALOYSIUS

Aw, I guess I’ve always just liked playing with machines.

They walk a few more steps in silence.

MOIRA

So Aloysius, isn’t there something you’d like to ask me?

ALOYSIUS

I was just wondering if maybe…you know…you might want to sit down for coffee or something sometime.

MOIRA

Well of course I’d like to. You can’t imagine how good it is to know people who are good at technology.

Aloysius looks slightly crestfallen.

MOIRA

(taking Aloysius’s hand and patting it)

No, I mean seriously, Aloysius. I’d love to. I’m a bit tied up through the week, but could we do three o’clock next Thursday at the Gadget?

ALOYSIUS

Yeah. Great! I’m there.

MOIRA

Okay. It’s a date. See you then. Bye now.

ALOYSIUS

Bye.

Moira leaves.

EXT. GNOSIS CAMPUS IN FRONT OF ST. DOMINICK’S – NIGHT

Lola Belt walks briskly across campus toward St. Dominick’s chapel. Maureen in the distance, sees her but is not observed by Lola.

Lola slips into the chapel and closes the door behind her. Sound of a BOLT BEING SLID.

SHOT CLOSE-UP ON MAUREEN

Maureen pulls out her mobile phone, flips it open, then closes it again.

MAUREEN

(to herself)

Same time as last week. What is going on here?

BACK TO SCENE

Maureen approaches the doors to the chapel and tries them, finding them bolted.

She reaches into her sleeve and pulls out her pick. She probes the lock fruitlessly.

MAUREEN

(to herself)

Deadbolt. Damn. Maybe time to see if Aloysius is willing to offer more lessons.

SHOT – TRACKING AS MAUREEN PROWLS AROUND CHAPEL

The chapel has windows which are too high for Maureen to see in.

Muted sounds of UNINTELLIGIBLE DIALOG between Lola and an unseen man.

MAUREEN

(to herself)

I need better tools.

The muted sounds of dialog turn to CRIES and MOANS from Lola, which steadily increase in volume.

MAUREEN

(to herself)

I really need better tools.

INT. THE GADGET – DAY

(Note: The Gadget is a typical student snack bar/hangout.)

Aloysius enters and goes up to the counter. He is greeted by CHARLIE, who is working behind the counter.

A clock visible on the wall shows the time to be twenty minutes before three.

CHARLIE

Afternoon. What can I get for you?

ALOYSIUS

Just a black coffee, please.

CHARLIE

Sure. No problem.

Charlie starts pouring a cup of coffee. When finished, he puts it in front of Aloysius. Aloysius hands Charlie a student ID card, which Charlie swipes at a register. (Note: the following dialog takes place during this action.)

CHARLIE

So what do you think about that big police raid they had the other night over at the Omega house?

ALOYSIUS

Police raid? I didn’t hear anything about it.

CHARLIE

Yeah. Everyone was saying that it was about drugs, but I dunno. I’ve heard a lot of weird shit about what goes on at Omega.

ALOYSIUS

I guess I’ve been a little bit distracted lately.

CHARLIE

So I guess you didn’t hear that the Feds came and arrested some psychology professor here, either?

ALOYSIUS

Gee, no.

CHARLIE

Well, a bad week at Gnosis. I wonder if it’s all connected somehow. You can read all about it in today’s Illuminator.

(gestures at a pile of newspapers by the register )

Might as well take a copy. It’s free.

ALOYSIUS

(taking his coffee and a newspaper)

Thanks.

Aloysius pays Charlie, then goes to a table and sits down.

SERIES OF SHOTS – ALOYSIUS WAITS FOR MOIRA

–Aloysius sits down with the Illuninator and leafs through it. The front page has a headline “Gnosis Pyschology Prof and Assistant Arrested” and “Questions over Omega Raid Continue.”

–Shot of discarded newspaper, empty coffee cup.

–Shot of wall clock showing fifteen minutes past three.

–Sbot of Aloysius drinking another cup of coffee.

–Shot of Aloysius making a call on a mobile phone.

–Shot of wall clock showing four.

–Shot of Aloysius taking a lock and pick out of his pocket, toying with them idly.

–Shot of wall clock showing four-thirty.

–Shot of Aloysius breaking his pick in the lock, dropping it onto his newspaper in frustration, and dropping his head into his hands.

INT. STUDIO AT GNOSIS COLLEGE RADIO STATION – DAY

Willie sits before the microphone, wearing headphones.

WILLIE

You’re here with madman Willie on W-V-G-C, Gnosis College radio. And here’s an old favorite from Peter Gabriel.

Willie starts a turntable and takes off the headphones.

Sound of KNOCKING at the studio door.

WILLIE

Come on in.

Maureen enters, and quietly closes the door behind.

WILLIE

Hey there, Maureen.

MAUREEN

Willie! You seem to look paler and more drawn every time I see you. Are you sure you’re eating your vegetables, young man?

WILLIE

Well, the Mistress of Work Study, the demanding Professor Waite, seems to be coming up with a lot for me lately. What’s up with you, Maureen?

MAUREEN

I need a little favor. Do you know if W-V-G-C has one of special microphones that allows you to pick stuff up at a distance?

WILLIE

You mean a shotgun mike? Yeah, sure. I think so. Let me see.

Willie rummages for a few seconds under the control panel, and pulls out a shotgun microphone.

WILLIE

Voila!

MAUREEN

Do you think that station management would mind terribly if I were to borrow it for just a little while?

WILLIE

Maureen darling, W-v-G-C is a student-run operation. No one here has any idea what equipment we do and don’t have.

Willie hands the mike to Maureen. Maureen gives him a quick kiss on the cheek.

MAUREEN

Thanks, Willie.

WILLIE

(glancing at his turntable)

Shoot. Gotta get back on the air.

Willie puts his headphones back on. Maureen gives him a thumbs-gesture, and slips out the studio door with the shotgun mike.

INT. A GNOSIS COLLEGE DORMITORY HALL – DAY

Aloysius approaches the door of Moira and Nanetta’s room. He swallows hard, then knocks.

There is no reply. He knocks again.

PATTY approaches.

PATTY

So are you looking for Moira or Nanetta?

ALOYSIUS

Moira. We were supposed to have a meeting for which she didn’t show, and she hasn’t answered any messages so I thought I’d stop by. Have you seen her?

PATTY

Sorry, no. I live next door. I haven’t seen her or her roommate for a couple of days. I think something might be up.

ALOYSIUS

Why’s that?

PATTY

Just yesterday there was a terrific racket next door. It brought me out into the hall. Officer Cleary from Gnosis security was here. He told me it was just a routine surprise inspection for things forbidden under the fire code. I don’t know, though. It sounded pretty noisy for a fire inspection.

ALOYSIUS

I see.

PATTY

Well, good luck finding Moira. I hope everything’s okay.

ALOYSIUS

Yeah. So do I. Thanks.

Patty leaves.

Aloysius stands, pretending to be deep in thought for a moment. Then when the hall is empty, he pulls a pick out of his sleeve.

Aloysius picks the lock to the room with amazing swiftness.

INT. MOIRA AND NANETTA’S ROOM – DAY

Aloysius enters the room and closes the door behind him as quietly as he can.

The room is a mess. Books and papers are scattered all over the floor. Clothing has been pulled out of closets and drawers and dumped. Bedding has been polled up and mattresses upended.

A look of sorrow begins to appear on Aloysius’s face.

ALOYSIUS

(to himself)

Moira…

Aloysius looks around, stepping gingerly through the mess.

ALOYSIUS

What were they looking for?

Aloysius scans the mess on the floor. His eyes stop on something.

SHOT – ALOYSIUS’S P.O.V. – A LITTLE TEDDY BEAR ON THE FLOOR

BACK TO SCENE

Aloysius picks up the teddy bear. He frowns and furrows his brow.  He feels it.

Aloysius pulls a multitool out of his pocket and carefully undoes a few stitches in the back of the bear.  He then insert a pick into the bear, which he rotates a few times, making CLICKING NOISES of a music box being wound up.

The bear plays the music box theme “Memory” (the theme written by Yoko Kanno that underscores the opening montage in the first episode of Cowboy Bebop.)

Aloysius undoes a few more stiches.  He gently pulls the music box out of the bear, then extracts two more objects:  a little USB thumb drive and a tiny vial.

ALOYSIUS

Maybe whatever it was, they didn’t find it.

EXT. OUTSIDE OF ST.DOMINICK’S CHAPEL – NIGHT

Lola walks briskly across campus, enters the chapel, and bolts the door behind her.

Maureen steps out of the shadows. Her face is partly obscured by a hooded sweatshirt.

Maureen steps up to the side of the chapel. She pulls the shotgun microphone out a back and mounts it on a short boom, raising it to the window.

Attached (with duct tape) to the microphone is a tiny video camera, which is wired into a netbook computer which Maureen also takes out.

Maureen puts on a pair of headphones to listen to what is going on within the chapel. She also watches on her netbook screen.

SHOT – THE CHAPEL INTERIOR ON MAUREEN’S SCREEN

CUT TO:

INT. THE SACNTUARY OF ST. DOMINICK’S – NIGHT

Lola enters. She takes off her shoes and kneels before the altar.

Above the altar is a rather gruesome crucifix.

LOLA

Lord Jesus, I beg thee, let me know how I might serve and be free of sin.

MALE VOICE (o.s.)

(coming from the vicinity of the crucified Jesus)

I welcome all who come unto me with an open heart. Art thou prepared, child?

LOLA

I am prepared, my Lord.

MALE VOICE (o.s.)

Wilt thou receive me without barrier or hesitation?

LOLA

I will, my Lord.

MALE VOICE (o.s.)

Wilt thou receive me fully, in thy heart and in thy mind and in all thy most secret places?

LOLA

With all my heart, o Lord.

NALE VOICE (o.s.)

Then prostrate thyself, and I shall send the Holy Spirit down to you.

Lola takes a cushion from a pew and places it on the floor in front of her. Then she kneels on a prie-dieu and bends down, placing her head on the cushion.

SHOT – MAUREEN OUTSIDE, LISTENING INTENTLY ON HEADPHONES

(Note: the audio in this scene should have a certain slightly crackly, mechanical sound, providing a kind of “Maureen’s Aural P.O.V.” for the viewer.

Sound of FOOTSTEPS (the distinctive thud of bare feet on stone.)

RETURN TO SCENE

Lola’s skirt is lifted and folded over her back, as if by an invisible hand, exposing her bare buttocks.

MALE VOICE (o.s.)

As the sinning woman in the house of the Pharisee did once anoint our feet, now we shall anoint thee.

A small bottle lifts out of one of Lola’s pockets, appears to float over her anus, and spills a little onto it.

The skin of Lola’s buttocks, anus, etc becomes shiny and appears to stretch back and forth.

LOLA

Oh, yes, Lord. Anoint me with your grace.

Lola MOANS as this goes on.

MALE VOICE (o.s.)

Wilt thou receive the sacrament now?

LOLA

(continuing to moan)

Oh, yes, my Lord.

Lola SHRIEKS as her anus gaps open.

SHOT – MAUREEN OUTSIDE, LISTENING INTENTLY ON HEADPHONES

Maureen grimaces and covers her ears when Lola shrieks.

RETURN TO SCENE

Lola’s buttocks quiver rhythmically.

LOLA

Oh God…oh God…oh God.

Lola continues panting and moaning in a crescendo until orgasm.

After climaxing Lola rolls off the prie-dieu and lies on her back on the floor, panting and trembling.

EXT. OUTSIDE ST. DOMINICKS’S – NIGHT

Maureen has a look of astonishment, illuminated by the light of her netbook screen. Maureen closes her netbook slowly.

Sound in Maureen’s headphones of bare feet WALKING on stone and labored BREATHING, receding, then that of a BOLT being thrown and a door opened, quietly.

Maureen pulls down the shotgun mike and pulls the boom away. She pulls her hood forward, covering her headphones and largely shading her face. Then she tiptoes toward the front of the chapel.

The campus lawn is largely empty, save for a few students walking.

Maureen sweeps the microphone back and forth, picking up briefly a snatch of CONVERSATION from two students walking together many yards away, the sound of a bedspring CREAKING in a dormitory, the sound of bottles CLINKING somewhere else, before being able to zero in on the sound of breathing and bare feet walking on concrete.

Maureen shifts the boom mike to the top of her messenger bag, resting it there as inconspicuously as possible, and the sets off on a path across campus.

MAUREEN’S P.O.V. – CONTINUOUS

(Note: This can be shot as if via hand-held. The sound is via the mike, which swings a bit from side to side but periodically picks up the sound of footsteps.)

We track across campus, past the library, across a street, and into the science quad.

A side door to Newton Hall swings open, apparently on its own.

The shot tracks to the door, which Maureen opens.

A dimly-lit hall. No more sound.

A quick track down the hall. We can hear the sound of Maureen’s own footsteps and breathing.

Stop just before a junction. Swing right – no sound. Swing left – the sound of a door closing.

The shot tracks down the hall. No one is in sight.

Suddenly there is a whirring. A brief violet light shines out from underneath an unmarked door

There is no lock on the door, but there is an illuminated numeric keypad next to the door.

INT. A DIMLY-LIT CORRIDOR IN NEWTON HALL – NIGHT

Maureen stares at the keypad. Using her mike, she tries to discern sounds from behind the door.

Sound of RUNNING WATER from within. Then rustling, then approaching footsteps.

As soon as Maureen hears the footsteps, she scurries off down the hall, looking somewhat frantically left and right. She sees the door to a ladies room, and ducks in.

The door opens, and PROFESSOR ROBERT JOHNSON emerges. He looks left and right, then departs down the hall.

After a few moments Maureen gingerly pokes her head out of the ladies’ room door, and looks both ways. She then emerges and stands before the locked door, puzzling for a moment.

INT. ALOYSIUS’S ROOM – DAY

Aloysius is intently watching his laptop. The USB from the teddy bear can be seen sitting on his desk.

(Note: Aloysius’s laptop runs Ubuntu Linux, and the desktop and applications appropriate thereto.)

SHOT – LAPTOP SCREEN

–a PDF viewer is open. A yellowed page – evidently a scan of a title page of an old book – is open. The page reads STRANGE PRACTICES OF SOUTH SEA NATIVES: A Fantastical but True Account By Cap’n Joseph Corwin Boston 1809

BACK TO SCENE

ALOYSIUS

(to self)

The same name as our psychology professor who disappeared, By why is Moira interested in this old junk.

Aloysius reads. He hits keys on his laptop from time to time to advance through the pages.

INT. ALOYSIUS’S ROOM – DAY

(Note: lengthened shadows should indicate that it is later in the day, but still daylight. Two cans of Coke on Aloysius’s desk should also indicate the passage of time.)

Aloysius is still looking intently at his laptop.

SHOT – LAPTOP SCRREN

Aloysius opens an application labeled “ousia.”

An animation of large molecules opens up, showing them combining, rotating, and so forth. Alphanumeric information scrolls by rapidly in a panel on the left side of the screen.

BACK TO SCENE

ALOYSIUS

(to self)

Amazing…fucking awesome! More like clever little machines than chemicals…I wonder if I could…

Aloysius picks up the vial and looks at it, then pulls out a notepad and begins scribbling something down while continuing to watch his screen.

INT. ALOYSIUS’S ROOM – NIGHT

(Note: It is now night. Most of the illumination is now provided by Aloysius’s screen. A few more cans of Coke and now several crumpled pages of notebook paper on the desk.)

ALOYSIUS

(to self)

I wonder what Moira would have saved video of?

SHOT – NOTEBOOK SCREEN

Aloysius clicks on a file called “howard-01.avi”

A black-and-white video file opens in the Totem media player and begins to play. It is the video record of Moira’s first encounter with Howard from “The Apsinthion Protocol.”

RETURN TO SCENE

Aloysius watches the footage, but fast forwards through it from time to time. In the light of his notebook screen, his expression registers at first surprise, then curiosity, then moment of fear and disgust.

(Note: intercut between Aloysius and the Moira footage as appropriate.)

at the end of the footage, Aloysius reaches out and touches the screen.

ALOYSIUS

(apostrophizing)

Oh Moira, what did they do you?

Aloysius closes his notebook and sits for a moment in a room that is almost entirely dark.

INT. ALOYSIUS’S ROOM – DAY

A haggard-looking Aloysius is adjusting some sort of machine, consisting of a group of fine silvery wires that emerge from a central point. The whole object is wired into his notebook computer.

The room is a mess, with all manner of wires, electronic components, batteries, power supplies, etc. scattered around.

Sound of KNOCKING at the door.

ALOYSIUS

(distractedly)

Come in.

Maureen enters.

MAUREEN

Aloysius? I am certainly relieved to find you here.

ALOYSIUS

(barely looking up from his work)

Huh.

MAUREEN

I mean, none of your friends have seen you for three days?

ALOYSIUS

Mmm.

MAUREEN

I mean, haven’t there been enough strange disappearances around Gnosis these days.

Aloysius looks up somewhat shocked, then makes and expression that suggests that he is fighting back tears.

MAUREEN

Oh shoot Aloysius, I’m really sorry.

Maureen picks her way across the cluttered floor so as not to step on anything. She kneels down next to him and puts her hand on his arm.

MAUREEN

I really didn’t think. Moira.

Aloysius puts his hand on Maureen’s and holds it tightly for a moment.

ALOYSIUS

No, I’m sorry. I’ve just been a little bit strung out over the past few days. No excuse for being a jerk.

(pauses)

I’m glad you came by, Maureen.

MAUREEN

Well, I thought a little human contact might do you some good, and besides…

(holding up a brown paper bag)

I brought some more cookies.

Aloysius smiles.

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INT. PROFESSOR WAITE’S LABORATORY – NIGHT

Waite is sitting on the couch sipping a cup of tea, Willie opposite her.

WAITE

So, Willie, are we ready for tonight’s session?

WILLIE

Yeah, sure. This stuff is always pretty cool.

WAITE

(smiling)

Well I’m glad you think so. Shall we try for a longer session?

WILLIE

You bet. It’s a little disappointing sometimes when the effect wears off unexpectedly.

WAITE

I agree, so let’s give this one our best effort.

Waite takes out the atomizer and doses herself, then hands it to Willie who does the same.

WAITE

Listen to the sound of my voice. As I count backwards from ten you will be falling asleep 10…9…8…you are beginning to feel yourself drifting out of yourself…7…6…you feel your mind drifting across the room towards me…5…4…subjective consciousness at the point from where you hear my voice…3…2…1

(as she speaks, Waite’s own eyes close)

And when you awake you will see yourself as if you were me, and “feel as if you were me.  Awake!

“Waite” rubs her eyes.

“WILLIE”

How do you feel now?

“WAITE”

A little dizzy…a little sleepy. Strange.

“WILLIE”

Why not have a sip of tea. It might make you feel a little better.

“WAITE”

Okay.

“Waite” takes a sip or two while “Willie” watches her.

“WATIE”

No, still sleepier and even more dizzy.

“WILLIE”

Hmm. Perhaps you’d better lie down “for a minute.

“WAITE”

Yeah.

“Waite” lies down and promptly falls asleep.

“Willie” picks up the cup, examines it, and smiles.

“WILLIE”

Sorry, Willie, but for tonight’s session I thought I might like a boy’s night out. Sweet dreams!

“Willie” leaves, locking the laboratory door behind her.

INT. ALOYSIUS’S ROOM – NIGHT

The room is thoroughly cleaned up. Aloysius is standing before a completed version of the device he was working on before.

The device is a metallic sphere with a large number of very slender silver wires snaking out of one side. The sphere sits atop a sort of pole. At the base, a cable runs to Willie’s notebook computer.

Aloysius is standing in front of the device, wearing only his underpants.

ALOYSIUS

Death or glory, here I come.

Aloysius hits the “return” key on his notebook.

The silvery wires seem to come to life and begin snaking through the air toward Aloysius. As they do so, they divide into finer and finer wires, becoming something like a fine brush.

The brush forms something resembling the outline of Aloysius’s body.

Aloysius closes his eyes.

A fine tip of the wire penetrates the skin on Aloysius’s chest.

Then more wires penetrate Aloysius all over his body. Additional wires snake around and penetrate his back, arms, shoulders, buttocks and legs.

Aloysius grimaces.

Aloysius muscles begin to expand and change and ripple. His overall physique transforms from scrawny to something a classical ideal of muscular male beauty.

His skin also becomes smoother and clearer.

The needles then retreat, pulling out of his skin and returning to their original configuration.

Aloysius opens his eyes.

He pulls out a mirror and looks at himself. His expression is amazed.

ALOYSIUS

So the polytopical injection of adaptive nanomachines really does work. Thank you Moira’s notes! But I wonder if…

Aloysius pulls off his underpants and looks down.

He is hung like a bull.

INT. A DIMLY-LIT HALLWAY IN NEWTON HALL – NIGHT

Maureen, again wearing her Gnosis College hoodie, stands before the numeric keypad lock.

She each key in sequence a couple of times. The keypad blinks at her to indicate that it is not opening.

MAUREEN

If Aloysius is right and the guy is too lazy to change the combination, I should be able to feel unequal wear in the contacts.

Maureen pulls out a small notebook and begins jotting things down.

MAUREEN

…and that should allow me to narrow it down.

Maureen’s pressings and jottings go on for a while, and then.

MAUREEN

…four possible digits showing unusual wear on the contacts, and so…

Maureen tries a couple of combinations and hits on one that works. Sound of a CLICK of an electromechanical lock opening.

MAUREEN

Thank you, Aloysius.

Maureen enters the laboratory.

INT. PROFESSOR JOHNSON’S LABORATORY – NIGHT

The laboratory contains many shelves, cases, etc. In one corner, oddly, there is a shower, with a sink and a mirror. Next to it there is a circular pad, with a control panel with a pair of switches on it. Above the pad, some sort of large lamp is fixed into the ceiling.

Maureen looks around for a while, then stands on the pad.

SHOT – CLOSE-UP OF PAD

There are two switches labeled simply “A” and “B.”

RETURN TO SCENE

Maureen hesitates for a moment, takes a deep breath, then flips the switch labeled A.

There is a deep rumbling in the lab. The lights dim. Various dials and read-outs start moving around.

A bright red light appears from the lamp above Maureen’s head.

Any parts of Maureen not covered by clothing fade out and disappear.

The red light goes off, and the lights in the lab return to normal.

Maureen steps off the pad and looks in the mirror.

Maureen makes a shocked GASP when she realizes that her head appears not to be there.

A hollow sleeve reaches up to where Maureen’s head used to be, as if an invisible hand is touching her face.

MAUREEN

Oh, no no no. Unbelievable.

The form of Maureen slumps over the sink, then straightens.

MAUREEN

But surely also reversible.

Maureen steps back on the pad and flips the switch “B.”

Same effect as before, except that this time a violet light appears above her head. Maureen fades back in, becoming visible again.

Maureen steps off the pad, goes to the mirror and sees that she is visible again.

Maureen pauses for a moment, as if in thought, then steps back onto the pad and flips switch “A.”

Red light, fade out.

Maureen pulls her hood as high over her head she can.

Then she leaves the laboratory.

INT. COED BATHROOM NEAR ALOYSIUS’S ROOM – NIGHT

Kitty is looking at herself in a mirror, when Aloysius enters, wrapped in a towel, his newly-muscled torso clearly visible.

ALOYSIUS

Oh hi, Kitty.

Aloysius proceeds into the shower.

KITTY

Hi, Al…

(face registers sudden surprise)

…oysius

Kitty dashes out.

INT. OUTSIDE TRICIA MCCLENDON’S DOOR – NIGHT

Kitty KNOCKS on the door.

TRICIA MCCLENDON, looking sleepy and wearing a robe, answers.

KITTY

Tricia! You’ve got to come and see this!

TRICIA

Come and see what?

KITTY

In the bathroom, right down the hall. And bring that periscope of yours. You will not regret this, I promise. Hurry!

TRICIA

Okay, okay. I’ll be right out.

INT. COED BATHROOM NEAR ALOYSIUS’S ROOM – NIGHT

Sound of a SHOWER running.

Kitty peers through periscope past the shower curtain, then hands the periscope to Tricia, who looks through it.

TRICIA

(whispering excitedly as she looks)

Oh…my…God!

SHOT – TRICIA’S P.O.V. THROUGH THE PERISCOPE

Aloysius is showering. The shot lingers for a moment.

BACK TO SCENE

TRICIA

(whispering)

Oh wow! How did this geeky guy get so ripped so fast?

Kitty shrugs. Tricia takes another look.

SHOT – TRICIA’S P.O.V. THROUGH PERISCOPE – EXTREME CLOSE-UP

Aloysius’s cock, which fades out as the mirrors in the periscope fog up.

RETURN TO SCENE

TRICIA

(whispering)

I really want some of that.

KITTY

(whispering)

But how…

TRICIA

(whispering)

Oh, I have my little tricks.

The sound of the shower stops. The two women look at each other, mildly alarmed, and then scamper out of the bathroom.

Aloysius emerges from the shower and looks around curiously.

INT. CELESTE PAYTON’S DORM ROOM – NIGHT

Sound of a key TURNING in a lock.

CELESTE PAYTON enters, leading “Willie” by the hand. When they have both entered she closes the door.

Celeste looks at “Willie” and giggles girlishly.

They kiss passionately.

Celeste pulls off her sweater, revealing her bare chest below. “Willie” does likewise. They embrace and kiss again.

Celeste walks backwards, still in her embrace with “Willie,” until they tumble onto Celeste’s bed.

“Willie” sucks both of Celeste’s nipples in turn, then pulls off Celeste’s skirt. He kisses the insides of her thighs and then performs cunnilingus on her until she climaxes noisily.

“Willie” then pulls down his own pants. Celeste wraps her legs around him encouragingly and guides him In.

They copulate.

INT. OUTSIDE MAUREEN’S DORMITORY ROOM – NIGHT

The hooded figure of Maureen stands at her door, opening it with a key. Maureen’s sweatshirt is oddly bunched over her hands.

EVA MORALES, wearing a bathrobe, walks by.

EVA

Hola, Maureen.

MAUREEN

(not turning to face her)

Uh, hi Eva.

Maureen unlocks the door to her room and swiftly slips inside.

Eva’s shakes her head.

EVA

What’s with that girl?

INT. MAUREEN’S DORMITORY ROOM NIGHT

It is dark. Maureen enters and turns on a light.

Maureen stands in front of a mirror.

She takes off her hood. A headless dressed figure appears to stand in the room.

She takes off her sweatshirt, revealing a short sleeved shirt beneath. Her arms cannot be seen.

She kicks off her shoes, then pulls off her socks. Clothes appear to float in a womanly shape a few inches off the floor.

She pulls off her shirt. A brassiere seems to float in mid-air.

She unbuttons and unzips her jeans, then eases them down. And kicks them away. Now underwear appears to float in mid-air.

She pauses for a moment, then removes her brassiere. It appears to float limply in mid-air for a moment before she drops it.

MAUREEN (V.O.)

Do I really dare?

She pushes her panties down. They fall to the floor.

The door to Maureen’s room appears to open and close on its own.

INT. PROFESSOR WAITE’S LABORATORY – NIGHT

“Waite” wakes up on the couch, sits up slowly, and rubs her eyes.

“WAITE”

Darn. What happened?

(looks around)

Professor Waite?

(more insistently)

Professor Waite?

“Waite” then looks down and sees the teacup in front of her. She furrows her brow, then looks angry.

“WAITE”

Shit! Run away with me, will you? Fuck!

“Waite’s” expression then changes again, as if she has just had a clever idea.

“WAITE”

Since I have to be the professor for a while, I shall teach the lesson.

“Waite” gets off the couch and heads for the door.

“WAITE”

And I know just how to set it up, too.

“Waite” opens the door and leaves.

INT. ALOYSIUS’S ROOM – NIGHT

Aloysius is adjusting his machine when the sound of KNOCKING is heard at the door.

Aloysius hastily covers the machine with a sheet, then gets up to answer the door.

Tricia is standing at the door, wearing only a towel.

TRICIA

Hi!

ALOYSIUS

Uh, hi.

TRICIA

I’m Tricia McClendon…from just down the hall? I know we haven’t had the chance to talk very much, but uh, I was just taking a shower and I realize that I forgot my keys…

ALOYSIUS

…oh, I’m sorry.

TRICIA

(giggles)

…I’m such a ditz sometimes. Anyway, I was wondering if, like, you could let me use your phone to call campus security so that I could get back into my room?

ALOYSIUS

Uh, sure. Come on in.

Tricia enters. She looks around.

TRICIA

Wow. You have so many books.

ALOYSIUS

Well, you know…

TRICIA

(looking at a specific volume)

I see you must have taken Corwin’s hedonic psychology class.

ALOYSIUS

Yes.

TRICIA

Isn’t that stuff all kinda weird, with the idea of, you know, maybe uploading yourself into a computer.

ALOYSIUS

It’s all very…speculative. But it might be a way to be immortal.

TRICIA

I wouldn’t want to go for it…

(she starts stroking her upper chest)

I like the flesh.

ALOYSIUS

Well, I…

TRICIA

(working her fingers under the knot that holds up her towel)

I think it’s fun to have a body.

Tricia’s towel falls away. Miming shocked surprise, she swiftly covers her genitals with one hand and her breasts with the opposite arm.

TRICIA

(now miming a little-girl pout)

I wost my towew.

ALOYSIUS

Tricia, I…

TRICIA

Aw, c’mom.

Tricia lets her hands drop by her side and stands full-frontal, breasts thrust out slightly at Aloysius.

TRICIA

Don’t you like what you see?

Aloysius stands frozen. It is clear that he has a mounting erection.

Tricia advances toward him and puts her hand on his crotch.

TRICIA

You do like what you see.

ALOYSIUS

Uh, you’re right.

Tricia unzips Aloysius’s fly and reaches in with her hand.

TRICIA

Well I like what I feel.

Aloysius YELPS as Tricia pulls him closer toward her. Tricia kisses Aloysius open-mouthed. After a moment’s hesitation, Aloysius returns the kiss.

TRICIA

You make me so hot.

The phone RINGS.

ALOYSIUS

Ignore that.

Aloysius kisses Tricia hungrily while the phone rings a few times. Then the answering machine picks up a call from Aloysius’s mother, MRS. KIM.

(Note: Mrs. Kim is a middle-aged woman who speaks in accented English.)

MRS. KIM

(voice recorded by answering machine)

Aloysius! You there! We tell you not to screen out our calls.

As if jerked on a leash, Aloysius pulls away from Tricia and picks up the phone.

ALOYSIUS

(into phone)

Mother? Yes, yes. No. Just busy at work. No really. I am working hard. Yes I know about the grades…

Sound of Aloysius being LECTURED over the phone.

Tricia picks up her towel and wraps herself back up in it.

TRICIA

Uh, maybe this isn’t such a good time.

Tricia moves toward the door.

ALOYSIUS

No, wait…no, not you mother…

Tricia slips out.

Aloysius slumps down while the lecture continues.

INT. A STORAGE ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF LAVOISIER HALL – NIGHT

“Waite” tries the door leading the steam tunnels, and smiles when she finds that it still unlocked.

“Waite” enters the steam tunnels.

EXT. THE GNOSIS CAMPUS – NIGHT

MAUREEN (v.o.)

Thank heaves for warm Indian summer evenings.

SHOT – PAN ACROSS CAMPUS

BACK TO SCENE

MAUREEN (v.o.)

I’ve always wondered what it might be like to just wander around naked. It’s fun.

DUDE #1, DUDE #2, and DUDE #3 come walking up a path.

DUDE #1

So dude, don’t you feel, surrounded by all these hot chicks like it’s just about to pop out of your pants?

DUDE #2

Totally, dude.

MAUREEN (v.o.)

Your eyes would pop out of your skull if you could see what’s just in front of you.

Maureen GIGGLES.

DUDE #3

Dude, did you hear something?

DUDE #1

Like what, dude?

DUDE #3

Dude, I could swear I heard a chick like right in front of me.

DUDE #2

Dude, like you need to get some in a big way, ‘cuz now you’re hallucinating.

The three dudes walk on.

INT. A CHAPEL ON THE MAGDALEN CAMPUS – NIGHT

“Waite” enters the chapel. It is dark. She finds a light switch and illuminates the sanctuary.

She sashays down the center aisle of the chapel to the alter, singing loudly.

“WAITE”

(singing to the tune of the hymn “All Things Bright and Beautiful”)

“All things rude and nasty,/ All creatures short and squat,/ All things foul and dangerous/ The Lord God made the lot.

She stands before the altar and unbuttons several of the top buttons on her blouse, exposing her cleavage. Then she removes her shoes.

She circles behind the altar, and removes a largish crucifx from its position behind it.

She then proceeds to dance a few steps of a tango with it in front of the altar, singing it out as she does so.

The doors to the chapel BOOM open. Mother Superior Euphemia strides in, followed by four other tough-looking nuns.

MOTHER SUPERIOR

What sick profanation is this?

“WAITE”

I’m afraid Mr. Christ here can’t talk at the moment.

(nestling the face of Jesus between her breasts)

He has other things to do.

MOTHER SUPERIOR

Whoever you are, stop this this instant!

“WAITE”

Aw, now can’t the Savior of Mankind have just a little fun without some officious person butting in?

“Waite” tucks the long piece of the cross between her legs. Horrified GASPS and shocked MUTTERING from the nuns.

MOTHER SUPERIOR

You…shall…regret…this.

The Mother Superior pulls a taser out of her habit and shocks “Waite” with it.

“Waite” slumps at the Mother Superior’s feet.

An evil smile appears on the Mother Superior’s face.

INT. A MEN’S LOCKER ROOM AT GNOSIS

The door, clearly labeled MEN’S LOCKER ROOM, to the locker room swings open, seemingly of its own accord.

MAUREEN (V.O.)

What girl hasn’t wondered what goes on in here, really.

LARRY and KAREEM are sitting astride a bench, facing one another. Both are athletic, well-muscled young men. Both are wearing sweaty clothes.

Kareem has his hand on Larry’s shoulder.

LARRY

It’s hard to believe after these years…all this time…playing on the same teams, that you can finally come out like this.

KAREEM

You think it’s easy, having to spend year after year, hearing how there goes Kareem, the black stud athlete. To carry a secret around inside.

LARRY

But you finally did tell me.

KAREEM

There are people back home who would string me up if they found out.

LARRY

But you’re not home. You’re here.

KAREEM

All those years. Shit.

LARRY

Then let’s not waste any more time.

Larry leans forward and kisses Kareem.  Kareem returns the kiss. They kiss passionately.

After they disengage they look into each other’s eyes for a moment

KAREEM

No. Not another minute. Is anyone else here.

LARRY

You and I are the last.

The two men undress furiously, then pause and gaze at each other. Then they reach out and fondle each other’s cocks.

They kiss again.

LARRY

Uh, have you got any…

KAREEM

Yeah, man.

Kareem goes to his locker and retrieves a small tube of lubricant.

KAREEM

All these years I’ve been telling people it’s for the ladies.

LARRY

The ladies are okay, but not as good as the real thing.

Kareem and Larry laugh, then turn serious.

They fondle each other’s genitals. Larry kneels down and kisses Kareem’s cock, then looks up at Kareem.

LARRY

I want it now.

Larry turns around and straddles the bench. Kareem takes some of the lubricant and lubricates first his own cock and then, gently, Larry’s anus.

Larry bends down. Kareem penetrates him from behind.

Larry GASPS with the first stroke.

Karrem strokes back and forth, slowly and gently at first.

MAUREEN (V.O.)

I can’t believe I’m watching this.

Kareem picks up speed. Larry grunts with each stroke.

MAUREEN (V.O.)

I can’t believe how much I am enjoying watching this. I’m getting…

Kareem and Larry’s copulation continues to pick up steam, Kareem begins grunting with Larry.

MAUREEN (V.O.)

…oh naughty little hand.

SHOT – MAUREEN’S P.O.V.

Maureen watches Kareem and Larry proceeding towards climax. As she does so, the sounds of Maureen herself panting and moaning – very quietly – can be heard.

Kareem climaxes with a SHOUT.

Nearly at the same time, Larry also climaxes, visibly and copiously ejaculating onto the bench.

And then – more audibly – an orgasmic CRY from Maureen.

BACK TO SCENE

LARRY

(suddenly alarmed)

Did you hear something?

KAREEM

No way, man. There just you and me here.

Kareem withdraws from Larry. Larry winces as he does so.

LARRY

Maybe releasing all that tension makes you hear things.

Larry and Kareem both LAUGH.

Unseen by either of them, the door to the locker room appears to open and close of its own accord.

INT. GNOSIS WOMEN’S LOCKER ROOM – NIGHT

A shower appears to turn on by itself.

The then a womanly form in the stream of water, the droplets outlining Maureen.

MAUREEN (V.O.)

You’d better be more discreet, girl, or maybe you’ll find yourself in real trouble.

The shower then turns off.

A series of wet bare footprints then appears on the floor, leading away from the shower.

INT. MAGDALENE COLLEGE BONDAGE DUNGEON #2 – NIGHT

Nuns are stripping “Waite” naked. “Waite” does not appear to be putting up much resistance.

The Mother Superior stands behind a control panel, consisting of numerous switches, dials, meters, etc.

“WAITE”

Oh no! What are you going to do to me?

MOTHER SUPERIOR

Wanton trollop! You shall be punished for your transgressions.

The nuns finish stripping “Waite.” One nun gathers up her clothes and leaves. The others her into a sort of chair that holds her in a half-recumbent position, such that both her vagina and anus are exposed facing forward.

They then bind her ankles and wrists tightly.

“WAITE”

I am a wicked wench! Punish me! Make it hurt!

The Mother Superior lashes “Waite” across the nipples with a small whip.

MOTHER SUPERIOR

Silence! Bring in the apprentice.

Rayna Ryan enters. She is wearing a black leather corset, sticked up the back, black silk stockings held up with suspenders, black high heels, and nothing else.

There is a moment of shocked recognition from “Waite,” but she quickly composes herself.

MOTHER SUPERIOR

Insert the gag.

RAYNA

Yes, Mother Superior.

Rayna inserts a ball gag into “Waite’s” mouth. The gag is attached to a strap which fits onto the back of object on which “Waite” is seated, effectively restraining her head as well as gagging her.

MOTHER SUPERIOR

Attach the electrodes.

RAYNA

As you command, Mother Superior.

Rayna attaches electrodes, which are copper and glass with rubber suction cups, to each of “Waite’s” nipples and her clitoris.

“Waite” looks down somewhat fearfully, as best she as able within her restraints.

MOTHER SUPERIOR

Bring forth the machine.

RAYNA

It will be my pleasure to do so, Mother Superior.

Rayna wheels forth a machine on a heavy cart. The machine consists of two black rubber dildos attached to driving wheels. Rayna carefully positions and adjusts the dildoes, so that one is positioned to penetrate “Waite’s” vagina, the other her anus.

Rayna then takes a syringe off the cart and carefully lubricates each dildo.

MOTHER SUPERIOR

Come here, child, and you will receive a lesson in operations.

RAYNA

Oh thank you, Mother Superior.

MOTHER SUPERIOR

While this shameless tart here…

(gestures at “Waite”)

…receives a lesson of an entirely different kind.

Rayna stands with the Mother Superior behind her control panel.

The nuns in the room APPLAUD.

“Waite” composes her features in a look of rapt submission.

INT. CELESTE PAYTON’S DORM ROOM – NIGHT

Celeste and “Willie” lie stretched out naked on the bed, dozing in each other’s arms.

Suddenly Willie’s eyes flutter open. He looks around, then sits up and looks around.

WILLIE

Whoa. That came through just in time.

Celeste wakes up and sits up also.

CELESTE

Willie? Baby? Are you okay?

WILLIE

Uh. Sorry. Just woke up feeling a little disoriented.

CELESTE

(giggles)

Oh, like you forget so soon.

Willie smiles somewhat weakly, then lies back down next to Celeste.

They lies on their sides facing one another and kiss.

CELESTE

Where’s you learn your way around a woman so well anyway.

WILLIE

Oh, just experience, I guess.

CELESTE

(trailing her finger down Willie’s side)

Mmm mmm. Think you could be ready for a little more experience?

WILLIE

(putting his arm around Celeste)

Oh, yeah. I think so.

INT. MAGDALEN COLLEGE BONDAGE #2 – NIGHT

Waite’s eyes flutter, then open wide. Her expression changes from one of submission to one of shock, then outrage.

She bites down on her gag and pulls at her bonds, which are too tight to permit much movement.

WAITE

Mmph! Hrrr! Rrr!

MOTHER SUPERIOR

Oh? Some spirit at last, eh? Well, we’ll soon break that. Child, apply the voltages?

RAYNA

Yes, Mother Superior.

Rayna pushes forward a trio of rheostats on the control panel.

Waite arches her back. Her eyes roll back.

MOTHER SUPERIOR

No, not like that, child. This is not cooking class. Use the feedback from these monitors and adjust continuously, as you were instructed.

RAYNA

I am sorry, Mother Superior.

(somewhat eagerly)

Perhaps I should be punished for my failure.

MOTHER SUPERIOR

That we shall discuss later. For now focus on the task at hand.

Rayna begins manipulating the rheostats while intently watching the dials on the panel.

Waite writhes in her bonds, grunting and moaning. She twitches rhythmically.

After some of this…

MOTHER SUPERIOR

(intently) watching the panel)

She is ready.

(smiles)

Engage the machine.

RAYNA

Yes, Mother Superior.

Waite’s eyes grow wide, but she does not make a sound.

Rayna manipulates a pair of joysticks on the control panel.

The first dildo penetrates Waite vaginally.

WAITE

Mmmm! Rrrrr!

The second dildo penetrates Waite anally.

WAITE

Hrrrnnngh!

The dildos begin pistoning in Waite.

MOTHER SUPERIOR

Monitor the rhythms and control them, child! Use feedback both from the dials and from the victim.

Rayna operates the controls intently. The other nuns in the room begin to clap in rhythm.

Waite continues to writhe and moan within her bonds.

As the pace of all this picks up, the Mother Superior removes a dildo from the folds of her habit. She penetrates Rayna with it, thrusting it back and forth within her.

The nuns begin to sing.

FOUR NUNS

(in unison)

Jubilate deo! Omnis terra…

(etc.)

Waite stiffens, makes a deep, throaty GURGLING CRY, then falls limp with her bonds.

Rayna CLIMAXES noisily, then slumps over the panel.

The Mother Superior withdraws her dildo from Rayna, then pulls at the controls, pulling the machine away from Waite.

EXT. GNOSIS CAMPUS – MAUREEN’S P.O.V. CONTINUOUS – NIGHT

Maureen is following closely behind SIGMA #1 and SIGMA #2 who are attired in identical elegant black gowns with white glove.

MAUREEN (V.O.)

Time for one last adventure, I think, before going back to the world of the visible.

Sigma #1 and Sigma #2 approach the Sigma Epsilon Chi sorority house and turn up the path to the front door. Maureen follows them, closing in on them as the get to the door.

Sigma #1 rings the bell. The voice of SIGMA #3 responds.

SIGMA #3 (O.s.)

By what right dare you attend our sacred initiation?

SIGMA #1

By the right of the passphrase eternal pleasure.

Sound of the door being UNLOCKED.

SIGMA #3 (O.s.)

Enter, beloved sisters.

Sigma #1 and Sigma #2 open the door and enter. Maureen slips in behind them.

INT. A LARGE ROOM IN THE SIGMA EPSILON CHI HOUSE – NIGHT

The room is large, with a high ceiling. There is a trapdoor in the ceiling. At one end are couches and chairs, on which are seated various Sigma women, all dressed in the same black gowns with white gloves.

In the middle sits the PRINCESS OF THE SISTERHOOD, who is dressed like the others, but who wears a silver tiara on her head. On a small table to her right hand sits a small chime, and a device that looks like a T.V. Remote.

A small square on the floor beneath the trapdoor, large enough for a person to stand in, is marked out in silver tape.

All are silent. The Princess strikes her chime three times.

PRINCESS

Let the candidate enter.

KYRA MADISON enters, wearing a white robe.

PRINCESS

Kindly stand within the square.

Kyra does so.

PRINCESS

You who would be our sister, what is your name?

KYRA

Kyra Madison, my lady.

PRINCESS

Art thou prepared, Kyra Madison, to be our sister, fully and without reservation.

KYRA

Yes, my lady.

PRINCESS

Then show yourself to us wholly, without fear or shame.

SIGMA #4 stands up and goes to Kyra. Kyra removes her robe. She is naked underneath.

There is a brief MURMER of appreciation from Sigmas, which stops when the Princess holds up her hand.

She hands the robe to Sigma #4, who carefully folds it before setting it on a table.

PRINCESS

Kyra Madison, you are prepared to trust us fully, just as we must trust you fully, if we are to welcome you into our sisterhood?

KYRA

Yes, my lady.

PRINCESS

And you are prepared to show us this?

KYRA

Yes, my lady.

PRINCESS

So be it.

The Princess strikes the gong three times.

Sigma #4 and SIGMA #5 stand up and walk up to Kyra. With strips of black silk, they bind Kyra’s ankles and thighs together, and then bind Kyra’s hands behind her back.

With a final strip of black silk they blindfold Kyra.

The Princess smiles. She pushes a button on her remote. The trapdoor in the ceiling opens.

The Princess presses another button. There is a WHIRRING sound, as of an electric motor.

A black silk rope, tied at the end in a hangman’s noose, descends through the trap-doorway toward Kyra

Sigma #4 and Sigma #5 fasten the noose around Kyra’s neck.

PRINCESS

If thou woulds’t turn away from this sisterhood, it must be now.

KYRA

(hesitating for a moment, then in a somewhat shaky voice)

I shall not turn away.

The Princess strikes her chime three times, then pushes a button on the remote.

The WHIRRING sound recommences, and the rope is pulled up through the trapdoor.

The noose tightens around Kyra’s neck.

Kyra emits a a brief WHIMPER before she is lifted off her feat by the noose.

The Princess allows Kyra to be lifted until her toes can no longer reach the floor.

Kyra swings ever so gently by the rope. Her feet flex repeatedly, as if trying to reach the floor.

Sound of MURMURING, now anxious, from among the Sigmas.

After several seconds of Kyra hanging in mid-air, Sigma #4 and Sigma #5 both begin to stand up.

The Princess holds up a hand.

PRINCESS

No! Wait until she comes. It is our rule.

Sigma #4 and Sigma #5 freeze.

Kyra swings for a few seconds more, then her body begins to shiver and tremble violently.

The Princess strikes her chime three times.

PRINCESS

Now!

Sigma #4 and Sigma #5 spring forward. Each takes Kyra by an arm.

The Princess presses a button, lowering Kyra back to the floor. Sigma #4 and Sigma #5 support her as they do.

SIGMA #6 removes the noose and Kyra’s bonds. Kyra GASPS for breath.

The Princess uses her remote to raise the rope back into the ceiling and close the trapdoor.

Sigma #4 and Sigma #5 walk Kyra to a large comfortable chair, and set her down in it. She sprawls, still gasping for breath.

The Princess stands up and walks over to Kyra. The Princess kneels before Kyra, and kisses her on the lips, then once on each nipple, and then once on her labia.

PRINCESS

Let us all welcome our new sister Kyra!

Sigma #4 now kneels before Kyra and repeats the Princess’s gesture. The other Sigma’s rise and form a line to do so.

EXT. SIGMA EPSILON CHI HOUSE – NIGHT

The door to the sorority house appears to open and then close again by itself.

MAUREEN (V.O.)

I think I’m glad I never considered pledging Sigma.

EXT. IN FRONT OF THE GNOSIS STUDENT UNION – DAY

(Note: this is a tracking shot which follows campus security officer JACK CLEARY.)

It is early morning, with light just beginning to show.

Officer Cleary rounds a corner, whistling to himself, and encounters Professor Waite.

Waite has been wrapped up in burlap and bound, leaving only her head showing. She has also been gagged.

Next to her, her clothes, which have been laundered, folded, and wrapped in cellophane.

Waite looks up at Cleary, a pleading expression on her face.

CLeary

Oh no.

(shakes his head)

Not again.

EXT. GNOSIS CAMPUS ZEALOUS CYDERS STATUE – DAY

Aloysius sits at the base of the statue, staring into the middle distance and the morning light appears. He looks somewhat haggard.

ALOYSIUS

Damn.

(shakes his head)

What a night.

Back to Index

INT. KITTY LOGAN’S ROOM – DAY

(Note: Kitty is a small-breasted woman.)

Kitty is dressed only in a pair of panties. She is standing before the window curtain, which is largely closed, but open enough for Kitty to peer out a crack.

Kitty peers out.

MONTAGE – KITTY ENVIES VOLUPTUOUS COEDS

–VOLUPTUOUS COED #1 is wearing a long skirt and a blouse with a plunging neckline. She bends over to point out something on the ground to her companions Dude #1, Dude #2, and Dude #3.

–Extreme close-up revealing the cleavage of Voluptuous Coed #1 as she does this.

–Close up of the faces of Dude #1, Dude #2, and Dude #3, which bear rapt, attentive expressions.

–Close-up of VOLUPTUOUS COED #2, who is wearing shorts and a thin cotton t-shit, somewhat sweat-plastered, and playing frisbee on a college lawn.

–Extreme close-up of Voluptuous Coed #2’s chest, showing her breasts bouncing and jiggling through the thin cotton (this preferably shot in slow motion).

–Close up of a male FRISBEE PLAYER, whose head turns to watch Voluptuous Coed #2 while he is running after a frisbee. As he does so, he collides with a tree.

–Extreme close up of the chest of VOLUPTUOUS COED #3. She is wearing a cotton t-shirt printed with the slogan SAVE A VIRGIN: DO ME INSTEAD.

–Close-up of Voluptuous Coed #3. She is seen through an open window. She whips off her t-shirt enthusiastically, revealing bare breasts beneath. A HUNKY GUY sweeps her up off her feet. They kiss, then descend out of view below the window frame.

BACK TO SCENE

Kitty puts her hands on her little breasts and looks down. She SIGHS, pouts, and then closes the curtain all the way, leaving the room dark.

INT. A CHEMISTRY LAB – DAY

SHOT – TRACKING CONTINUOUS – PAPERS ON A LAB BENCH

We see several pages, mostly of graph or notebook paper, mostly covered with cryptic chemical and algebraic formulas. One leaf of paper, however, has a crude pencil sketch of of the Apsinthion Protocol machine (from The Apsinthion Protocol) with a female figure inside of it.

Our view tracks upward to Aloysius, who is mixing chemicals of some kind.

Aloysius taps the test tube.

ALOYSIUS

This. Or nothing.

(looks around)

Here kitty kitty kitty.

Aloysius stoops down and picks up a tabby kitten off the floor. He scratches it behind the ears.

The then puts the kitten in a large glass beaker. The kitten stands up against the wall of the beaker and MEWS.

Aloysius pours some of the liquid he has just mixed into the beaker with the kitten.

The kitten begins to vanish, hindquarters first. She purrs as she does so, Eventually she vanishes entirely. The liquid in the beaker is now pale green.

ALOYSIUS

I deserve hell if I’m wrong about this.

Aloysius pours the pale green liquid into another beaker of pale blue liquid.

The two fluids mixed together become milky-white, then froth and bubble before turning clear again.

In the clear fluid is the same kitten.

Aloysius uses a pair of tongs to grab the kitten by the scruff of her neck and pull her out of the fluid. He sets her down on a paper towel, then dries her off.

Aloysius then sets a saucer of warm cream in front of the kitten, which she begins lapping up eagerly.

ALOYSIUS

Amazing. Absolutely amazing.

Aloysius then decants some fluid into a small blue plastic bottle, which he pockets.

INT. STUDIOS OF WVCG – NIGHT

Willie is sitting on a swivel stool, DJ-ing.

WILLIE

(into microphone)

You’re up late here on W-V-G-C, Gnosis College radio, spinning the disks until damn. Coming up next the Talking Heads and “Burning Down the House.”

Willie cuts his mike and starts the music. He then swivels around and faces Professor Waite, who is wearing a long skirt and a blouse buttoned to the throat.

WAITE

Hello, Willie.

(pauses)

You failed to show up for work study today. One might think you were avoiding me. If you are, you’ve forgotten something.

(holds up a small transistor radio)

There are certain times when everybody knows where you are.

(puts the radio down)

I suppose you imagine that I am angry with you.

(fake smile)

And I’ll admit, I was very angry with you for your little stunt. But then began to think. And three points came up, First, turnabout really is fair play. Second, I cannot but admire your quick thinking and resourcefulness in a situation that would have flummoxed most people. And third…

(begins unbuttoning her blouse from the top up)

…events of the past few weeks seem to have…awakened something in me…something…I didn’t quite know was there…

(pauses, as she has now unbuttoned enough to show a generous amount of cleavage, which she begins to stroke)

…and the awakening of which has begun to give me the most interesting ideas for a new set of experiments.

Waite closes on Willie, who sits almost motionless, looking stunned.

WAITE

But not as subject, in case you were worried about that. No, I want your special talents put to work as an assistant, even as a co-experimenter. I need someone who can recruit a special class of subjects.

Waite hitches up her skirt and squats on Willie’s lap.

WAITE

It will be a good job, Willie, certainly one that will be better than slinging hash or punching data. It will certainly advance science. And I promise there will be certain…other benefits.

Waite puts her hand behind Willie’s head and fondles his hair, then pulls it forward so that it nestles between her breasts. Then she lifts it up again.

Willie is about to speak, but Waite places her finger across his lips to silence him.

WAITE

You needn’t speak to say yes.

Waite reaches under her skirt. Sound of a ZIPPER being undone.

WAITE

You can consent by accepting the first of the benefits…oooh.

They copulate under Waite’s skirt, Waite atop Willie, spinning on the stool. As this gets noisy, Willie spins about and accidentally trips his microphone to “live.”

INT. A CAB – NIGHT

A CAB DRIVER is flipping through the stations on his cab’s radio. He comes across WVGC, and hears sounds of NOISY COPULATION.

CAB DRIVER

Crazy college kids!

INT. LAUNDRY ROOM IN ALOYSIUS’S DORMITORY – DAY

Aloysius is removing his laundry from a dryer and puttnig it on a table.

Kitty enters.

KITTY

Hi, Aloysius. Hanging around for reading period?

ALOYSIUS

Yeah. Pretty quiet around here, isn’t it?

KITTY

It sure is. I think it’s just you, me, and Tricia on our floor. Mind if I use what’s left of your dryer time? I’m a little bit short of quarters.

ALOYSIUS

No, sure. Go right ahead.

Aloysius pulls the last of his clothes out of the dryer, leaving the door open for Kitty.

KITTY

Tricia mentions you a lot, by the way.

ALOYSIUS

Oh?

KITTY

Oh come on, Aloysius. It’s not like everyone hasn’t noticed how ripped you’ve gotten all of a sudden.

ALOYSIUS

Well, you can do a lot with diet and exercise.

KITTY

Hmph! I wish there were diet and exercise that could make my boobs bigger.

Aloysius’s jaw drops slightly at Kitty’s remark.

KITTY

Don’t act shocked. A girl thinks that way sometimes.

ALOYSIUS

You’re serious.

KITTY

Well, maybe it’s just a daydream.

Aloysius pauses for a moment in thought.

ALOYSIUS

What if it could be more than just a daydream?

KITTY

Don’t tell me that you are serious?

ALOYSIUS

I have access to something that maybe you’ll want to see. If you want. Stop by sometime if you’re going to be around for the rest of the period.

KITTY

(skeptically)

Well, I’m sure it will be something interesting, knowing you.

ALOYSIUS

Up to you, Kitty. Anyway, gotta run. I left a little experiment running in my room.

KITTY

Catch you round, maybe.

Aloysius stuff his laundry into a bag and leaves. After he has left, Kitty peers into the dryer. She reaches in and pulls something out.

It is a little blue plastic bottle.

SHOT – EXTREME CLOSE-UP ON BOTTLE

The bottle is labeled with with Aloysius’s name.

BACK TO SCENE

KITTY

Hey, Aloysius, it looks like you left something.

(pauses, hears no response)

Aloysius?

Kitty unseals the bottle. Doing so takes some effort, as the bottle was tightly sealed.

Kitty sniffs at the contents, then makes a face as if to indicate that the smell is a pleasant one.

Kitty then seals the bottle, puts it in her pocket, and returns to pulling her wet clothes out of a washing machine.

INT. TRICIA MCCLENDON’S ROOM – DAY

Sound of a KNOCK at the door.

TRICIA

Who’s there?

KITTY (O.s.)

It’s me, Kitty.

TRICIA

Come on in, it’s unlocked.

Kitty enters, looking smug.

TRICIA

Well, what’s up with you?

Kitty tosses the blue plastic bottle to Tricia, who catches it.

KITTY

A token of your would-be lover.

Tricia examines the bottle.

TRICIA

What is it?

KITTY

I don’t know. Something he probably left in a pocket and then in a dryer downstairs. A typical guy thing to do, not checking the laundry properly.

Tricia opens the little bottle and sniffs it.

TRICIA

Yeah. Like some sort of floral scented oil, or something. I wonder if this is something that Aloysius likes.

KITTY

Still trying to get a piece, are we?

TRICIA

Well, maybe I cam on a little strong and he felt weird when all of a sudden his mother called.

KITTY

So maybe a more subtle approach is in order, hmm?

TRICIA

Well, maybe.

KITTY

Guess I should tell you that Aloysius invited me to stop by sometime.

TRICIA

(taken aback)

What?

KITTY

Oh not for that, I think. But he did suggest he would be letting me in on a little secret about how he turned himself into such a hunk.

TRICIA

Hmm. Well, let me know if you find out if there’s anything unwholesome, because the more I think about it I do intend to go and get my little piece.

KITTY

Well, okay girlfriend. I promise.

(holding up crossed fingers)

Scout’s honor.

INT. ALOYSIUS’S ROOM – DAY

Kitty stands in front of Aloysius’s wire machine, with fascination.

KITTY

So this device somehow…changed you?

ALOYSIUS

Hedonic feedback monitoring and adaptive nanotechnology. Pretty neat, no?

KITTY

It is possible to…show me?

ALOYSIUS

Why not?

Aloysius steps up to his laptop and types in a sequence of commands. Then he steps before the device and rolls up one of his sleeves.

The device comes to life. The wires surge forth and penetrate his forearm. Kitty GASPS as they do.

ALOYSIUS

It’s okay. It doesn’t hurt. Watch!

The muscles of Aloysius’s forearm shrink back their scrawny former state.

KITTY

Aw.

ALOYSIUS

For purposes of the demonstration, though, I have programmed the process to self-reverse.

The muscles in Aloysius’s arm wax larger again.

The wires retreat.

Kitty shakes her head in amazement.

ALOYSIUS

So would you like to try this out on your issue?

Kitty pauses for a moment, deliberating. She puts her hands on her breasts and frowns. Then she straightens up.

KITTY

Yes.

ALOYSIUS

Great! I’ve always wanted to try this out.

Aloysius sits down at his computer keyboard.

ALOYSIUS

So how much bigger would you like to be?

KITTY

I don’t really know. The very thought of getting bigger always seemed so much like a pipe dream that I never thought about the right size, exactly.

ALOYSIUS

We could set it up so that we do a dynamic grow. You could enlarge up to the point where you’re comfortable and then stop. How does that sound?

KITTY

(thinks for a second)

Okay. Let’s try that.

Aloysius nods, and types some more into his computer.

ALOYSIUS

Okay. We can go. Are you sure you’re ready for this?

KITTY

Yes.

Kitty begins to remove her sweater.

ALOYSIUS

Oh, you can leave that on. The nanoprobes will reach right through that.

Kitty lowers her sweater back down.

KITTY

(somewhat embarrassedly)

Okay.

Aloysius hit a key on his laptop. The wires comes to life and spool toward Kitty’s chest.

CUT TO:

INT. DORMITORY SHOWER DOWN THE HALL – DAY

Tricia is showering. The blue bottle is visible on the shelf next to her.

Tricia takes the bottle, opens it, and sniffs at it again. Then she pours some of the contents into her hand. She rubs her hands together and smears the contents onto her thighs.

Tricia’s face registers surprise, then intense, orgasmic pleasure.

INT. ALOYSIUS’S ROOM – DAY

The tendrils of wire reach through Kitty’s sweater. For a few seconds after this, nothing appears to happen. Kitty looks apprehensive.

Kitty’s breasts begin to grow. Kitty’s face registers astonishment and then delight.

KITTY

Oh wow! It actually works! And it feels…kinda nice.

Kitty cups her hands under her enlarging breasts.

Suddenly there is a terrified SCREAM from down the hall.

ALOYSIUS

What the…I’d better check that out.

KITTY

Aloysius, wait…

Aloysius dashes out of the room.

CUT TO:

INT. DORMITORY SHOWER DOWN THE HALL – DAY

Aloysius pulls back the shower curtain.

Tricia is lying on the floor of the shower. Her hands and legs up to the middle thighs are gone, and at the ends of her arms and legs she is continuing to dissolve into some sort of viscous green liquid.

TRICIA

Oh God…please help me!

Aloysius reaches in and turns off the shower, then down and picks up the blue bottle, which has fallen on the floor.

ALOYSIUS

Oh no. No no no!

Aloysius dashes off.

TRICIA

No! Don’t leave me!

CUT TO:

INT. ALOYSIUS’S ROOM – DAY

Aloysius dashes in and picks up the phone.

Kitty’s breasts are by now quite large, and still growing.

KITTY

I think this is enough, I really do…

Aloysius picks up the phone, then puts it back down.

ALOYSIUS

Nothing to say…would never believe me…

Another SCREAM from down the hall.

CUT TO:

INT. DORMITORY SHOWER DOWN THE HALL – DAY

Tricia is lying on the floor. Her arms are almost dissolved entirely, as is her lower half almost up to mid-abdomen. The liquid she is turning into is swirling down the shower drain.

She turns her head to look at Aloysius and WHIMPERS.

ALOYSIUS

I’ll think of something…I swear…

KITTY (O.s.)

(down the hall)

Aloysius! Help!

Aloysius dashes out again.

Tricia begins to SOB.

CUT TO:

INT. ALOYSIUS’S ROOM – DAY

Kitty is trying to move, but she is held fast by the wires.

Sound of fabric RIPPING as Kitty’s breasts, now the size of basketballs, burst through her sweater.

KITTY

Ah…ah…help me!

Aloysius is frantically rummaging through a chest of drawers, looking for something. He finds a sponge, and then dashes out of the room again.

Aloysius’s wire device begins making LABORED MECHANICAL SOUNDS at this point.

KITTY

No!

CUT TO:

INT. THE DOWRMITORY SHOWER DOWN THE HALL – DAY

Nothing is left of Tricia but her head. Tricia’s eyes are closed, her mouth open slack. Tricia’s head dissolves rapidly as Aloysius enters the shower.

Aloysius uses his sponge to frantically sponge up as much of the liquid Tricia has turned into as he can. He succeeds in getting some, but most of it just gurgles down the shower drain.

CUT TO:

INT. ALOYSIUS’S ROOM – DAY

Aloysius enters, carefully carrying the sponge.

Kitty’s breasts are the size of beachballs at this point.

The wire device makes CRACKLING and POPPING sounds, then makes a loud pop and gives off a shower of sparks.

The wires withdraw from Kitty’s breasts then hang limply from the device.

Kitty wears a horrified expression. She tries to reach around her huge breasts, which she can barely do.

Aloysius finds a beaker on a shelf, and wrings the contents of the sponge into it.

KITTY

Aloysius! What have you done to me!

Kitty bursts into tears.

ALOYSIUS

(in a monotone)

If you think what happened to you is bad, think again. Think about Tricia.

KITTY

Tricia?

ALOYSIUS

The scream we heard down the hall.

KITTY

What’s wrong with her?

ALOYSIUS

(holding up the beaker)

This is what is wrong with her. Or rather, this is what is left of her.

KITTY

What on earth…

ALOYSIUS

(examines the wire device)

Most of the nano-actuators are blown out. If they weren’t, we could just reverse what just happened to you.

Kitty moans.

ALOYSIUS

As it is it might take weeks to fix. If it worked at all. But there might be some functionality left.

Aloysius threads two wires down into the beaker. Then he types some words into his keyboard.

Kitty makes her way over to Aloysius’s bed and buries her head in her hands.

Aloysius speaks into his computer.

ALOYSIUS

Tricia, can you hear me?

(Note: In the rest of this scene Tricia’s voice is heard through Aloysius’s computer’s speakers.)

TRICIA (O.s.)

Aloysius, is that you? Where are you? I can hear your voice, but it isn’t coming from anywhere. I can’t see anything.

ALOYSIUS

Tricia, do you feel alright?

TRICIA (O.s.)

I feel as if I were floating in warm water, but everything is completely dark. And I can’t feel any parts of myself. I had a terrible nightmare, Aloysius. I dreamed that Kitty Logan gave me a little blue bottle of bath oil and I put it on myself in the shower and at first it felt wonderful and I had an orgasm but then I started to melt away and you were there Aloysius but you kept running in and out and oh my God why can’t I wake up.

Kitty looks up, stricken, the more so when Aloysius holds up the little blue bottle and contemplates it.

KITTY

(in a shaky voice)

What is going on here, Aloysius?

TRICIA (O.s.)

Kitty? Is that you? Are you out there somewhere?

ALOYSIUS

I can only try to explain.

(tries to compose himself)

There was a scientist here at Gnosis once who worked out, in secret, a special procedure for extreme bodily modification which, in effect, allowed a human being to be turned into liquid form. He called this procedure the Apsinthion Protocol.

INSERT SHOT:

Nanetta Rector in the Apsinthion Protocol machine, liquifying.

ALOYSIUS (V.O.)

The procedure was not one way. There was a means for reversing the procedure and reconstituting the experimental subject in her original body.

INSERT SHOT:

Nanetta Rector emerging from the reconstitution pool in Joseph Corwin’s laboratory.

ALOYSIUS (V.O.)

This scientist had to leave Gnosis suddenly under mysterious circumstances. But one of his research assistants left behind a set of notes that I found.

INSERT SHOT:

Moira Weir typing on a laptop computer.

BACK TO SCENE

ALOYSIUS

The contents of the little blue bottle represented part of my attempt to recreate the Apsinthion Protocol. They were a solvent, which turned a biological body into liquid.

TRICIA (O.s.)

But that means I’m…

ALOYSIUS

About two ounces of liquid sitting in a beaker on my desk. Tricia, I’m so, so sorry.

A moment of silence.

TRICIA (O.s.)

(voice edging into hysteria)

Liquid! How am I supposed to explain to my parents that I’ve turned into two ounces of liquid?

KITTY

(attempting to reach around her gigantic breasts)

How am I ever supposed to even get dressed again? Or even leave this room?

ALOYSIUS

It gets worse for Tricia, I’m afraid.

TRICIA (O.s.)

Worse? How could it get any worse? You’ve turned me into a cocktail mixer!

ALOYSIUS

According to the notes I have, initially liquified subjects aren’t stable

INSERT SHOT:

Moira and Professor Corwin working together with the distillation apparatus.

ALOYSIUS (V.O.)

The scientist worked out a procedure for chemically processing and purifying the liquified subjects into a more stable form. He referred to it as distillation. The good news is that it worked, apparently. Subjects survived for months in a stable liquid state. The bad news is, I haven’t even come close to figuring out how he did it yet.

BACK TO SCENE

TRICIA (O.s.)

But you said that this scientist could bring people back, right? Right?

ALOYSIUS

He did, apparently, but it required a large amount of a special chemical preparation called a Matrix, and I don’t have that in any quantity, and can’t quickly make it in any quantity, either.

TRICIA (O..)

How could you not? Why can’t you bring me back?

ALOYSIUS

(looks up and glares at Kitty)

Well, I wasn’t exactly planning on dissolving an entire human being under uncontrolled circumstances!

TRICIA (O.s.)

Oh God I’m going to die.

(sobs)

I’m going to die and there won’t even be anything to bury. Just something to pour down the drain.

ALOYSIUS

I won’t let you die.

(to self)

I could reconstitute…if only I could find a matrix…a matrix…

Aloysius sits thinking hard.

Kitty curls up on Aloysius’s bed in a fetal position.

Tricia’s sobbing begins to turn into hysterical giggling.

TRICIA (O.s.)

(no longer speaking so much as sort of singing)

I’m gone…gone…gone…adrift in an endless sea…no more body for me…so I just let go…

ALOYSIUS

(to self)

Oh no. She’s already breaking down.

TRICIA (O.s.)

There are no more parts of me…and soon there’ll be…just no more me…la la la…lee lee lee…

Tricia goes on singing nonsense syllables to herself through the scene until her next dialog line.

ALOYSIUS

(to self)

Matrix…matrix…from mater…mater…mother…

(sits up)

I’ve got it!

KITTY

(turns her head toward Aloysius, speaks scornfully)

You’ve got it? You’ve decided that now it’s time to call Mommy for advice? Ask her what she does whenever she turns one woman into a giant breast-monster and dissolves another? I think we passed that point a long time ago.

ALOYSIUS

No. What I’ve got is a Matrix. We can reconstitute Tricia.

KITTY

What is your matrix?

ALOYSIUS

Not what, who.

KITTY

Who?

ALOYSIUS

You.

KITTY

Me?

ALOYSIUS

Yes you.

Kitty looks at Aloysius as if Aloysius has completely lost his mind.

KITTY

If you think that after what’s just happened that I could possibly be up for any more of your insane mad-scientist bullshit…

Aloysius gets up and seizes Kitty by the shoulders, pulling her up, interrupting her.

ALOYSIUS

You listen to me! Or rather, you listen to Tricia.

Aloysius gestures toward his laptop.

TRICIA (O.s.)

La, la, la, la, la. Feel so warm…oh…I’m going to come…ah…ah…and that keeps happening.

ALOYSIUS

She is losing ego-integrity, and pretty fast, too. I’m not sure what will happen next, but I am pretty sure that if we don’t act fast, anything recognizable as Tricia will be gone for good.

TRICIA (O.s.)

Soon I will stop having orgasms and just turn into an orgasm.

ALOYSIUS

(gripping Kitty even harder)

So as far as I can see, you are her last hope.

Kitty stares at Aloysius.

ALOYSIUS

And what is more…

Aloysius releases Kitty, walks over to his desk and picks up the blue bottle for her to see.

ALOYSIUS

…you are at least partly responsible for what is happening here.

Kitty’s posture slumps, and her facial expression changes from bitterness to guilt.

ALOYSIUS

You can begin by getting your panties off.

INT. ALOYSIUS’S ROOM – LATER

Aloysius takes a large syringe and sucks the Tricia-liquid into it.

Kitty, now naked, lies back on Aloysius’s bed.

KITTY

Are you sure this will work?

ALOYSIUS

No.

Aloysius smears the syringe with lubricant.

Kitty hesitates, then spreads her legs.

KITTY

You’ll have to do it, because I can’t reach down there any more.

Aloysius gently inserts the syringe into Kitty’s vagina.

KITTY

(registering surprise)

It feels so warm.

Aloysius pushes the plunger.

KITTY

(eyes go wide)

I feel so…penetrated.

Aloysius carefully withdraws the syringe.

Kitty sits up. She puts her hands on her abdomen.

KITTY

I feel something inside me.

Kitty’s lips part, then close. Then her abdomen begins to swell.

KITTY

Oh…my…God.

Kitty’s abdomen continues to swell and distend. This happens fairly quickly, as if she were going through a nine-month pregnancy in about sixty seconds.

As her abdomen swells, Kitty’s giant breasts begin to shrink slightly.

KITTY

I need to lie down.

Kitty lies goes. Then she cries out.

KITTY

Ahh! Ah!

ALOYSIUS

Are you all right?

KITTY

That must have been something like a contraction.

ALOYSIUS

Do you hurt?

KITTY

They are supposed to be incredibly painful. But instead, that was incredibly pleasurable. Oh God, here comes another one. Ahhh!

ALOYSIUS

A hedonic aftereffect of the Protocol. So the notes were correct!

Kitty continues in “contractions” for several seconds more. Aloysius looks between her legs, then runs to fetch a towel and a pair of scissors.

ALOYSIUS

She’s coming! Keep pushing, Kitty.

After some seconds more, Aloysius reaches down between Kitty’s legs and lifts out a newborn baby girl. He snips the umbilical cord and gently wraps the baby in a towel before showing her to Kitty.

Kitty laughs and looks amazed all at once.

The baby WAILS.

ALOYSIUS

You must nurse her.

KITTY

What?

ALOYSIUS

Nurse her. She’s very hungry.  You certainly have the equipment.

Aloysius holds the baby with one arm while helping Kitty into a sitting position with the other.

Kitty holds the baby to one of her breasts. The baby starts to suck greedily.

The baby sucks and sucks. She begins to change very rapidly, from a newborn to an older infant to a toddler to a little girl to a not-so-little girl to an adolescent. She goes through “puberty,” developing pubic hair and breasts of her own. Eventually, she reaches the maturity that Tricia had before liquification (she is still sort of just-born messy, though). The whole process takes about ninety seconds.

As this process of development goes on, Kitty’s breasts shrink continuously. At the end of the process, Kitty is somewhat voluptuous, but does not have huge breasts.

Tricia lets go of Kitty’s nipple. Her eyes flutter. She looks around, amazed. She feels herself with her hands.

TRICIA

I’m back! I’m a solid girl again!

KITTY

(cupping her hands under her breasts)

I’m not a boob-monster any more! Although there’s certainly enough here to be really nice.

Aloysius collapses into a chair, looking exhausted.

Tricia and Kitty lock in an embrace.

TRICIA

Thanks, Mommy.

KITTY

Were you really that cute as a baby?

The door opens and Maureen walks in.

MAUREEN

Hi Aloysius, I was just…

Maureen’s eyes travel to the bed, to Tricia and Kitty who are still naked and locked in an embrace, to the ruins of Aloysius’s wire machine, to Aloysius slumped in his chair.

MAUREEN

Do I even want to know what has been going on here?

ALOYSIUS, KITTY, TRICIA

(in unison)

No!

SHOT – THE GNOSIS CAMPUS

The Gnosis Campus by day. It is snow-covered, but with brilliant sunshine out.

INT. PROFESSOR WAITE’S LABORATORY – DAY

CLOSE-UP ON WILLIE AND PROFESSOR WAITE

Both Willie and Waite are wearing white laboratory coats. Their heads are close together. Waite speaks in a low voice to Willie.

WAITE

Good catch here. Just the type we want as a lure for the next round of subjects.

Willie nods.

BACK TO SCENE

MICHIKO MAEDA, a pretty, buxom girl is sitting on Waite’s couch.

Waite and Willie approach and sit on chairs facing her.

WILLIE

Okay now Michiko, we’re going to try a brief preliminary experiment in hypnosis, just as we discussed.

MICHIKO

Are you sure this is safe?

WILLIE

Oh yes, perfectly safe. And you’re in good hands. Professor Waite here is a consummate professional.

Waite smiles and nods.

WILLIE

Shall we begin? Good. Now just close your eyes and try to focus on the sound of my voice…

FADE TO:

INT. ALOYSIUS’S ROOM – DAY

Aloysius is pacing around the room, watched by Maureen, who is sitting on his bed.

ALOYSIUS

I can’t do it. I just can’t do it. I can’t get my head into this project, and without it, no Thompson science prize, and no Thompson science prize, no medical school admission, and with no medical school admission, my parents are going to fucking kill me.

MAUREEN

Aloysius! Calm down. Relax.

Aloysius falls into a chair.

ALOYSIUS

I just can’t, somehow. I must be losing my touch, or my marbles.

Maureen regards Aloysius sympathetically.

MAUREEN

Aloysius, I have something for you that might help you relax and then go at things fresh.

ALOYSIUS

What is that?

MAUREEN

A surprise I’ll have to go and fetch. I think it will take me about twenty minutes.

ALOYSIUS

(hopefully)

More home-baked cookies?

MAUREEN

(smiles)

Not exactly. I’ll be right back.

Maureen gets up and leaves.

INT. ALOYSIUS’S ROOM – LATER – DAY

Aloysius is lying on the bed, reading a number of Phil Foglio’s Girl Genius.

The door to Aloysius room opens and closes quietly.

The comic book rises out of Aloysius hands as if of its own accord. Aloysius looks terribly startled.

ALOYSIUS

What the…

Aloysius’s lips dimple, as if a finger is being pressed to them.

MAUREEN (O.s.)

Shh.

Aloysius lips dimple, as if he is being kissed.

Aloysius shirt begins to unbutton.

ALOYSIUS

But…

MAUREEN (O.s.)

(whispering)

Trust.

Aloysius’s shirt unbuttons entirely. He slips out of it. Then his trousers unbutton, his fly unzips, and his trousers then are slipped off.

ALOYSIUS

I…

MAUREEN (O.s.)

(whispering)

Relax.

Sound like a KISS. Aloysius’s penis promptly becomes erect.

Two indentations appear on Aloysius’s bed on either side of his hips.

Aloysius’s cock bends forward at an odd angle.

ALOYSIUS

Whoa.

MAUREEN (O.s.)

(whispering)

Enjoy.

Rhythmic rather hydraulic sounds, shortly succeeded by the bed’s mattress bouncing and creaking.

After a while Aloysius ejaculates. His ejaculate appears to hang a few inches from his penis in space, and then slowly fades away.

Aloysius detumesces. He sits up and looks around, baffled.

ALOYSIUS

Why?

MAUREEN (O.s.)

(whispering)

Love.

Back to Index

INT. THE PERICLEA AUDITORIUM – DAY

Aloysius is seated on a stage, wearing a suit. Many other students are seated in a row of seats beside him. DEAN ISAAC WHITELAW stands behind a lectern addressing a large audience.

WHITELAW

And it is a special honor this year to award this year’s Thompson Science Prize to one of our most talented seniors, Mr. Aloysius Kim. Mr. Kim has undertaken an unusual self-designed project in brain science, combining real-time limbic system feedback with a a dynamic image-generation system.

An image is projected on a screen behind Whitelaw. A male student is shown wearing something resembling a virtual-realty helmet with goggles. In a corner of the screen, a CGI image of a woman.

WHITELAW

The image in the corner dynamically adapts according the hedonic reactions of the viewer, which has some interesting consequences, as you can see.

The CGI woman’s breasts get bigger. LAUGHTER from the audience.

The image goes off.

WHITELAW

A prize well deserved. Would you come up here Mr. Kim?

Aloysius stands up and walks to the podium. Whitelaw shakes his hand and hands him an award plaque.

CLOSE-UP ON ALOYSIUS AND WHITELAW

WHITELAW

(leaning over to speak privately to Aloysius)

I don’t suppose you couldn’t let me borrow your project for..er, further evaluation, could you?

ALOYSIUS

Sure, Dean Whitelaw. Be glad to.

BACK TO SCENE

Aloysius and Whitelaw face the audience as the applause continues.

INT. A RECEPTION ROOM – DAY

A reception for student award winners is going on, with hors d’oeuvres and little glasses of sherry, etc.

Aloysius stands between his parents Mrs. Kim and MR. KIM. Aloysius is holding his plaque. Mr. Kim and Mrs. Kim are beaming as they pose for a picture.

There is a FLASH as their picture is taken.

Maureen and Willie step up to Aloysius. Willie shakes Aloysius’s hand.

Aloysius’s parents stand by, a little awkwardly.

WILLIE

Congratulations, dude! You made it.

Maureen gives Aloysius a hug and kisses him on the cheek.

MAUREEN

Congratulations, Aloysius.

ALOYSIUS

Thanks, guys. I really couldn’t have done it without you.

WILLIE

So are you looking forward to the prospect of medical school after all?

ALOYSIUS

Well you know, there really is something to be said for working with people rather than simpler machines.

WILLIE

Tell me about it. I know that now that Professor Waite no longer has me doing data.

ALOYSIUS

Could you guys excuse me for a second? I sort of need to…well, you know.

MAUREEN

(smiles broadly)

Sure.

ALOYSIUS

Mom, Dad, guys. I’ll be right back.

Aloysius hands the plaque to his mother, who smiles. Aloysius then leaves.

EXT. GNOSIS COLLEGE CAMPUS – DAY

The afternoon winter light is fading as Aloysius stands outside the Periclea. Aloysius looks around the snow-covered campus.

ALOYSIUS

Medical school. But not for what my parents hope. As a bridge to more important things.

Aloysius reaches into his suit jacket pocket and pulls something out.

EXTREME CLOSE-UP OF ALOYSIUS’S HAND

Aloysius is holding a photograph of Moira Weir.

BACK TO SCENE

ALOYSIUS

(still looking at Moira’s picture)

One of which is the bridge back to wherever you are. This I swear.

FADE OUT.

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