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#V1002 - Episode 02
EXT. CAMPSITE - NIGHT
It is a carefully laid campsite, with a well tended, small fire blazing in the background. Close by the fire is a large bedroll, and in that bedroll is Xena. She is lying on her side, head propped up on one hand, staring at Gabrielle. Gabrielle is sitting on the very edge of the bedroll wrapped up in a fur, looking out on the dark woods with her shoulders slumped.
I canít believe this
just happened to me.
Xena reaches a hand up and gently lays it against Gabrielleís back.
Gabrielle, itís ok.
It is not okay, Xena. I canít believe
I canít... I couldnít.... GRAH!!
Relax, ok? Itís not the end of the
world. It happens to everyone
at least once in their lives.
Very slowly, Gabrielle turns to pin Xena with her glare.
Has it ever happened
Well, no, but....
Then spare me the
Gabrielle grabs her head.
I mean, I was there. Right there!
And then wham! Nothing.
Sitting up, Xena scoots over to sit next to Gabrielle.
Iím not patronizing you,
Gabrielle. Maybe I....
No. Donít start. You were perfect.
You gave me everything I needed.
Itís just me. I....
Gabrielle, listen. Youíve been under a
lot of stress lately. And you know as well
as I do how stress effects something like
this. You just need to give it time, and relax.
Youíll be back to yourself in no time.
You really think so?
I know so, my bard.
Smiling, she hugs Gabrielle to her.
Now come back to bed and letís get some
sleep. If Iím remembering correctly, thereís
a town pretty near here that's supposed to have
a very nice inn, good food, private hot-tubs...
perfect for what ails ya. We could be there
before sunset if we leave early tomorrow.
We could pick up a fresh
set of massage oils.
She waggles her fingers.
Sounds like just what
the doctor ordered.
Good. Then itís a plan.
Now come on and come
back to bed with me.
Nodding, Gabrielle crawls back under the furs with Xena. They cuddle close to one another, and share a sweet good-night kiss.
Goodnight, Xena. I love you.
Right back atcha.
END OF TEASER