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Production #V711 - Episode 11
BASED ON A STORY
EXT. FOREST - DAY
A drop of water falls into a shallow pool, sending concentric ripples across the calm surface. The ripples elongate as the water begins to move, forming a chuckling brook that runs across a rocky bottom.
The water picks up speed as it becomes a shallow stream, and then a roaring river that proceeds at a breakneck pace down a small mountain.
The mountain cliff abruptly ends and the river goes tumbling over the side in a massive waterfall, plunging into the chilly depths of a murky lake.
From beneath the surface, two sets of legs are seen, kicking strongly in the churning water. Above the surface, laughter and joyful shouts are heard over the roaring of the waterfall.
XENA and GABRIELLE swim and splash in the lake near the churning waterfall. Xena comes in close to her partner and whispers something in Gabrielle’s ear. The whisper causes a brilliant flush to rise up from Gabrielle’s throat, and with a wicked laugh, Xena swims for shore.
After a moment, Gabrielle shakes off her daze and races after her partner.
Xena slows deliberately, bringing her feet beneath her, and rises up out of the lake. Water sheets in a miniature waterfall down her body, and she smiles, listening to Gabrielle’s noisy approach.
Three easy steps and she is ashore, bracing herself against the rocky soil at her feet just as Gabrielle tackles her around the waist from behind.
Xena’s wet skin hinders Gabrielle’s grappling grip. As Gabrielle reaches for a better hold, Xena freezes in place, head cocked to one side, listening.
Gabrielle likewise freezes, and her head pops out from around Xena’s side in time to see a dozen WOMEN of various ages enter the clearing. All are clad in white robes and have simple golden headpieces atop their flowing hair.
The eldest, a young woman of twenty, steps forward, a look of beatific radiance on her face.
By Hestia’s sweet
mercies. Priestess Leah!
The other women gasp and fall to their knees in reverence.
Xena and Gabrielle stare at the women, then at one another.
END OF TEASER