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#V803 - Episode 03
EXT. SHIP DECK - DAY
Xena is leaning on the rail of the ship grinning from ear to ear as Gabrielle watches the land grow closer and closer.
Gabrielle pulls back a little and starts to deny it, and then she just wobbles her head back and forth and smiles.
Okay, I admit it. I'm excited. I mean
c'mon Xena, not EVERYONE gets
an invitation to go see Sappho.
Xena chuckles and rubs her partner's back as she turns to watch the land growing closer.
I wouldn't call a request
for help an invitation.
Semantics. You say ladle.
I say bear.
This is going to totally make up
for missing her on my birthday.
That wasn't my fault.
You should have check....
Xena holds up her hand and cuts Gabrielle off.
I don't need that lecture again.
Besides, I got you the poem.
Gabrielle slides over and into Xena's arms.
Yes, you did. Thank you.
Xena wraps her arms around Gabrielle and kisses the top of her head.
You already thanked me.
Gabrielle pokes Xena in the ribs as she laughs.
Xena leans in and whispers in Gabrielle's ear.
I'm always good.
Gabrielle can only shiver from the chills that Xena's breath on her ear cause. Xena chuckles and holds her even tighter.
So why do you think
she wants to see us?
I have no idea. The letter she
sent didn't say. She just asked
that we come and help her.
You've met her, right?
But the poem....
I had a little help from Aphrodite on
that one. We were busy with our little
virgin friend at the time. Remember?
Xena looks down at Gabrielle and smiles.
You are really excited, aren't you?
Yes! Xena, to a bard... to any creative
person, Sappho is an example of the
best. We all strive to be like her.
Xena bursts out laughing so hard that she takes a step back. Gabrielle turns to face her, confusion clearly written across her face.
Let's just say that you may
be more alike than you know.
What's that supposed to mean?
Well, you're both writers and let's
say, from what I've heard about
her, Sappho has rather
eclectic tastes in 'companionship'.
Gabrielle looks confused for a moment then the realization of Xena's words hit home.
Oh. Okay, I gotcha.
Xena just gives her a knowing wink then proceeds to embrace her again.
Maybe if everything goes well we can
spend a few extra days and take a
little break. We've been pushing it
pretty hard these last few weeks.
Such is the life of a hero. People
to rescue, villages to save....
I wouldn't call my last adventure of
sticking my arm up that cow’s....
(cutting her off)
Don't say it. It was gross enough.
I don't need a reminder.
Well, I wouldn't call it exactly heroic.
Hey, you saved that little calf's life.
And that farmer was so grateful he
paid you with that lovely chicken.
True, but it takes something out of
the gesture when I was the one
who had to chase it down.
Yeah, but it was good. It had
been a long time since we
had a nice chicken dinner.
Above them, the Captain of the ship starts giving orders to the crew to prepare for docking.
C'mon, let's get our gear.
END OF TEASER