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Nasty Surprises

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          Page 1

 

            Panel 1 Night, a cobbled street, alleyways run off of it.

            The only thing moving is a particularly ragged gray cat

            with torn ears.

 

            Panel 2 Down a side alleyway, LERA is picking a lock.

            She's doing it very casually, not really showing any

            concern. Her garb is various shades of grey, blending in

            well with the dark city.

 

            Panel 3 The door slides open and Lera slips through it

            into the darkness inside.

 

            Panel 4 Rickety, crooked steps lead down, she stumbles on

            them as she lights a thief's lantern.

 

            Panel 5 The bottom of the stairs, there's a basement. It

            seems to be empty except for a solid metal door and a few

            tattered boxes.

 

                              LERA

                    Found it.

 

          Page 2

 

            Panel 1 Now she's working at the vault. She's got a wand

            in one hand, that she's running across the lock. Sparks

            come from it.

 

                              LERA

                    Aha, you thought you could get me

                    with that.

 

            Panel 2 Now, she's working on the actual locks. There are

            three of them, each looking very big and heavy. Now she's

            a bit nervous.

 

            Panel 3 Lera glances around, then picks the last lock.

 

            Panel 4 She leans on the vault door. It opens inwards and

            it's taking her strength and weight to get it open.

 

          Page 3

 

            Panel 1 All that can be seen inside is darkness.

 

                              FROM THE VAULT

                    Roar!!!

 

            Panel 2 Lera has jumped back and is drawing a pair of

            daggers, they're halfway out of the sheaths.

 

            Panel 3 A black shape starts to emerge from the vault, its

            mouth open, shadows flickering between deadly looking

            fangs. It appears, at this point, to be the head and neck

            of a snake.

 

            Panel 4 Lera runs for the stairs, flat out.

 

                              LERA

                    Aieeee!

 

            Panel 5 The monster emerges from the vault. It's a small,

            wingless dragon, serpentine in body and form, with shadows

            roiling around it. Behind it, treasure can be seen.

 

          Page 4

 

            Panel 1 Lera emerges from the door. She doesn't stop

            running.

 

            Panel 2 The dragon's head, poking out of the door. A

            forked, snake-like tongue tastes the air.

 

            Panel 3 The mangy cat, apparently seeing what's going on,

            is jumping into the air, fur sticking out in all

            directions.

 

            Panel 4 Lera runs past the cat, full speed, daggers still

            one in each hand.

 

            Panel 5 The dragon stops in the alleyway entrance,

            regarding the cat with its tongue still sticking out.

 

          Page 5

 

            Panel 1 From a window upstairs, a man in grey robes

            watches.

 

                              MAN

                    Come back inside, please, Shady.

 

            Panel 2 As if hearing him, reluctantly, the dragon turns

            and walks back into the alleyway.

 

                              MAN

                    Never fails to work. Of course, one

                    day one of them will work out Shady

                    prefers lettuce.

 

            Panel 3 In the alleyway, the dragon yawns, the fangs being

            the only carnivorous teeth in its mouth, the rest are

            horselike.

 

            Panel 4 The robed man laughs some more, leaning on his

            windowsill.

 

                              MAN

                    Maybe.

 

            Panel 5 Several blocks away, a street lined with taverns.

            Lera's still running.

 

                                                                                                                               

 

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