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Rebel Treasure fifth post

Rebel Treasure fifth post

EXT. BEN’S DRIVEWAY – DAY
Ben emerges from the house, dressed for action and packing a metal detector.

RILEY
You’re not bringing that old clunker are you?

BEN
What do you mean clunker? Not long ago you were salivating all over this model yourself.

Riley reaches for a bag in the trunk and slides out a futuristic looking metal detector.

RILEY
Your turn to drool, my friend.

He flicks a switch and steps out onto Ben’s lawn. An audible HUM rises and falls as he waves it over an area. Ben steps over to take a closer look.

BEN
You’ve got a visual monitor?

RILEY
Yup.
(he points at the screen)
It looks like a beebee there about a foot down.

BEN
What’s that line running from side to side?

Riley twists a knob and the image becomes more focused.

RILEY
I think you’ve got cable.
(he twists another knob)
Let’s see if we can raise ESPN.

A flickering video image appears on the screen.

BEN
I’m a believer!

Riley snaps it off and folds it up. Ben takes it from him.

BEN (CONT’D)
You’ve got a WiFi connection here?

RILEY
Oh, yeah, I forgot. I can send the signal over to my laptop, and map everything it comes up with. And this other connection is for the GPS unit.

BEN
Riley! I’m awed.

INT. WILL ROGERS WORLD AIRPORT, OKLAHOMA CITY – DAY
Ben and Riley move along with their fellow passengers from the plane.

RILEY
So you think this map might lead you to that submarine?

BEN
That’s the hope, and maybe head off some other problems. Which reminds me.

He takes out his cell phone and punches a button.

ABIGAIL (ON THE CELL)
About time you called me! You got there okay?

BEN
And I love you too. Sure, we’re fine, they just held us up long enough for the tornado to pass through.

ABIGAIL (ON THE CELL)
Well, funny guy, could you make any sense of that map?

BEN
Nothing yet. But I think that’ll change when I get on site.

As they approach the main concourse, he notices TOBY waving at him.

BEN (CONT’D)
I got to go, love. I think I’ve spotted Toby.

ABIGAIL (ON THE CELL)
Okay, I guess. Thank Riley for me. Call soon.

BEN
You know I will.

As he hangs up, his short, oily cousin extends a pudgy hand.

TOBY
Cousin Ben, I’d know you anywhere.

BEN
(motioning to Riley)
Let me introduce you to my friend, Riley Poole.

Riley steps forward with an eager smile, only to be met by coolness on the part of Toby.

TOBY
(to Ben)
I didn’t know that you were bringing any one else. If we do find something, it stays in the family!

BEN
Don’t worry. My friend is here only out of the goodness of his heart.

RILEY
Besides, I’m independently wealthy.

Toby nods but doesn’t look totally convinced.

[next pt 6]

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Poet, historian, writer for stage and screen. Responder to Jesus (Romans 5:8)

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