Mass Effect: Surviving Earth Snippet I

INT. CONDOMINIUM - DAY

In the early morning, Leonard and DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL wake up, having sex, under the covers in a clean bed. The high-rise condo is new, there are no burn marks on the walls, and the furniture is somewhat new. In the background is a clean window revealing the previous high rise across the street (under construction in Scene 1) is perfectly fine and new. The skies are clear. Desiree shrieks and giggles.

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL

(Elated)

Stop! You got me already!

She hits him on the head.

LEONARD MITCHELL

(Happy)

Really?

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL

Yes, really. You’ve done enough for one morning. You’ve done enough for several mornings.

They both giggle. Leonard crawls back up to her from underneath the covers and lies next to her. He kisses her on the shoulder and looks at her.

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL (CONT’D)

I think I can't get used to getting woken up like that.

LEONARD MITCHELL

That's good to know, because I intend to do this, and more for, quite some time.

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL

(Turns to him)

I think that's a great idea.

LEONARD MITCHELL

Me too. (Kisses her)

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL

Want to know another great idea?

LEONARD MITCHELL

What's that?

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL

Brushing your teeth...

LEONARD MITCHELL

...You know where I just was, right?

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL

(Hits him)

Yeah, and we have to get cleaned up before we do anything else. Last night and this morning was fun, but we can't be smelling like sex when we talk to each other. There has to be boundaries.

LEONARD MITCHELL

Boundaries?

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL

(Giggles)

Yeah.

LEONARD MITCHELL

We get back to London and now you want to talk boundaries!?


DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL

Vacation was different!

LEONARD MITCHELL

How!? (Laughs).

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL

(Side-eye)

It just was.

LEONARD MITCHELL

I thought I was getting that Dez for the rest of my life.


DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL (CONT’D)

Some things are going to be a little different.

LEONARD MITCHELL

I think some things should stay exactly as they were on vacation. Mostly all the freaky stuff (giggles).

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL

Anyway! Go brush your teeth. Your breath smells like you’ve been living down there. Sleeping inside and everything.

LEONARD MITCHELL

(Flirtatiously)

I think my breath smells how it should smell. (Approaches for another kiss) And if I could live down there without suffocating-.

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL

Stop! (Shoves him away; Giggles) Go get cleaned up.

LEONARD MITCHELL

I’m just saying. Possibilities.

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL

Boy, stop.

LEONARD MITCHELL

(Pauses; gazes seductively)

Aight.

Desiree rolls over, reaches from under the sheets, and grabs her watch off of the nightstand by the bed. Leonard cuddles her from behind and kisses her on the back of her neck. Her smile leaves as she looks at the time.

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL

(Anxiously)

We have to go! We're going to be late!

LEONARD MITCHELL

We just got back from our honeymoon. They'll understand.

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL

You know just as well as I do that the LPD and the Alliance don't care about our wedding, honeymoon, or marriage even.

Desiree gets out of bed. Leonard joyfully watches her put her clothes on. Desiree, in her underwear and bra, turns back to Leonard.

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL (CONT’D)

Stop staring at me and get dressed before you get in trouble.

LEONARD MITCHELL

(Annoyed)

Ugh, fine.

Desiree puts on her uniform. Leonard hops out of bed and puts some boxers on (NO NUDITY ON SCREEN!). Leonard walks over and taps Desiree on the butt. She hits him on the butt in return. They start play-fighting but then finish getting dressed.

As they both put on their uniforms, their omni-tools begin to flash and display messages above them. The two go to their separate omni-tools and read their messages. Leonard turns to Desiree.

LEONARD MITCHELL (CONT’D)

(Troubled)

All hands to combat...

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL

I got the same message...

LEONARD MITCHELL

Did they specify?

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL

No, but I’m sure more information will be coming in soon.

A city-wide alarm begins to sound in the background. Reaper horn begins to sound, causing them both to fall to one knee and cover their ears. Red beam dashes across the skyscraper across the street. The building explodes and the top portion of it falls into the street between them. Leonard goes to the window.

He looks up and sees several Reaper ships coming down from the sky. Many vehicles are getting shot out of the air as they descend. There are fireballs falling from space.

LEONARD MITCHELL

(Panicked)

Get the armor vests. Now.

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL

What was it!? (Goes to the window) Shoot! What are those!?

LEONARD MITCHELL

I don’t know, but they are not friendly.

She goes into a closet and grabs armor vests from the top shelf. He goes to another closet in another room.

LEONARD MITCHELL (O.S.) (CONT’D)

You recognize those ships at all?

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL

Not at all.

LEONARD MITCHELL

THey’re not Batarian, Vorcha, Hanar maybe?

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL

I’ve never seen that kind of ship before in my life. And I’ve definitely ever seen that kind of firepower.

He returns with two pistols and an assault rifle. She looks at him nervous. He hands her a pistol.

LEONARD MITCHELL

Can you get in touch with the department?

She tries to connect through her omni-tool but can't.

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL

There's interference. I don't-.

A Reaper horn sounds off again. They both cringe but remain standing. Leonard goes to the window again. He turns to her.

LEONARD MITCHELL

Tall buildings are a target. We need to get out of here.

Desiree looks out of the window next to him. She watches as Harvesters attack Kodiaks. She then gazes down the street to see a Reaper ship walking in-between the buildings. The Reaper ship goes to fire a red beam in their direction.

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL

(Pulling Leonard down)

Get down!

The beam slice through their building above them. Then, there are explosions coming from everywhere in the building. Dust falls on their bodies. A loud crash can be heard. Both look up.

Parts of the ceiling have fallen down and the wall by the window frame is on fire. The windows are shattered, and gunfire and bombs can be heard in the city in the distance.

DESIREE GRAHAM-MITCHELL (CONT’D)

We need to get out of here!

LEONARD MITCHELL

Let's go!

Desiree gets up and then helps Leonard get up. Reaper horn sounds again. Desiree makes sure her gun is loaded and ready to fire. She grabs a few boxes of ammo from the closet. Leonard checks his guns. They leave the apartment.


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