NINE SOULS PT.6

INT. SAFEHOUSE. LIVING ROOM. NIGHT

We are taken back to the day after the meet, they discuss the plan how to score their big pay day. They look at the lay out of the house, some joke, some talk with others. Kane is the only one looking out from the outside. He gestures to Abel to follow him to the kitchen.

   INT. SAFEHOUSE. KITCHEN. NIGHT

Abel joins Kane, they make sure they’re ear shot from anyone.

KANE

Are you sure you’re thinking this through?

ABEL

About?

KANE

Them.

Kane points back to the room. There’s something about this crew that has Kane on edge. Seeing how Abel is less worried about this job, doesn’t put his mind at ease. He knew Abel well. This wasn’t Abel.

KANE ( CONT’D )

I used to know a man who refused to work with

Just anyone.

ABEL

( laughs ) I’m still the same man you know.

KANE

I get Nash, Creepy Crow, even Roger. But Lucas,

Sandra, Johnny and his junkie girlfriend.

ABEL

How do you know?

Kane slaps his veins in his arms.

KANE

It’s all in the marks.

ABEL

( sighs )

Sandra is a good person, we need her.

KANE

Good person? We’re talking about robbing

some rich yuppie, whose got 3 Million stuff in his

mattress.

Abel shrugs his shoulders waiting for the point.

KANE ( CONT’D ) Which means she’s bound to fuck up.

And that can get us hurt.

ABEL

I know that’s why she’s not doing the heavy lifting.

KANE

That Johnny guy. He’s got a few screws loose.

You never know what people like that will do.

ABEL

He’ll keep people in check.

KANE

Lucas..

ABEL

What about him?

KANE

Where you find him?

ABEL

He fixed my car.

KANE

He’s a grease monkey?

ABEL

He’s done some low pay gigs.

He’s good under pressure.

KANE

( sarcastically )

The kids a freaking pro!

ABEL

He’s got heart.

KANE

Abel listen to yourself.

ABEL

Talk to the kid. He might rub off on you.

Abel pats his dear friend on the shoulder, before leaving back to the living room with the

group.

SAFE HOUSE. BACK YARD. NIGHT

It’s nearing midnight. Kane walks outside to catch some air. A few of the members depart for

the night. Kane see’s Lucas sitting alone under the pinch tent. He walks up to Lucas, who is lost

In his own thoughts, his back his turn, he’s looking at a photo of his girlfriend. Kane slaps him on the shoulder catching him off guard.

KANE

What are you doing out here?

Lucas almost trips back in the chair. He didn’t know Kane was coming behind him. He tries

his best to laugh it off.

LUCAS

Had to catch some air. The Creepy bird guy?

Kane corrected him with a chuckle.

KANE

Creepy Crow.

LUCAS

Yeah, he smoked up the place. I could only take so much.

KANE
Yeap.

LUCAS

You know the rest of the guys?

KANE

Nash, Roger, Crow. Worked with them before.

I don’t know them as well as Abel.

LUCAS

You and Abel go back?

KANE

Yeah, we’re like fucking brothers. We grew up across the street of

each other. We walked the same path.

LUCAS

That’s cool.

An awkward pause. Lucas asks another question.

LUCAS

3 Million dollars. 300K each.

Lucas whistles.

LUCAS ( CONT’D )

What you plan to do with your share?

KANE

First we got to get it.

LUCAS

( Confidence ) Easy.

KANE

Then we got to make sure the cops don’t come

after us .

LUCAS
Let’s hope they don’t.

KANE

Hope has nothing to do with it.

Lucas swallows dryly, feeling a bit intimidated by Kane, who is his elder.

KANE

Let me ask you a question.

LUCAS

Shoot.

KANE

Why are you doing this ?

LUCAS

Personal reasons.

He tries not to say much. But Kane saw the picture, he put two and two together.

KANE

Has anything to do with the girl?

He points at his cell. Lucas just clears his throat.

KANE

She carrying your kid?

LUCAS

Two months along.

KANE

Congrats.

LUCAS Thank you.

A brief moment of silence.

KANE

This job is your shot at a better life?

LUCAS

Pretty much.

Lucas began to chuckle as he recounts the dream house his girlfriend always wanted.

LUCAS ( CONT’D)

She’s always had her heart set on a big house

with a picket fence, a nice backyard, a tree to put a swing on.

For a moment we see the flash of his girlfriend smiling at him as she holds his newborn son.

LUCAS

It’s funny cause apart of me never knew

how bad I wanted that too. I always wanted that single life.

No one holding you down, but a kid, a family. It sounds like…

Kane utters the final word for him.

KANE

Paradise.

They both nod their heads. Both men know what their paradise looks from afar.

LUCAS

Is that why you’re doing it to?

KANE

In a way.

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