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10
PRIEST OF SALES
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Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1998, Dorian Scott Cole
Disintegration
 

INT. GINA'S OFFICE - DAY

Gina is sitting at her desk talking on the phone. She sees Mark storm by. She runs to the door.
 
 

GINA
Mark?
(Beat)
Mark!
 
 
Gina runs after him. Mark is stopping at the elevator, but sees her coming and goes to the stairwell. She follows closely behind him down the stairs. 
 
GINA
Mark, what's wrong?
(Beat)
Mark, come on, answer me.
(Beat)
I'm your friend. Tell me what it

is?
 
 

MARK
Friend? I have no friends here!

You're all a bunch of ass holes

and I'm the number one shit hole.
 
 

GINA
Mark, I haven't done anything to you.
 
 
MARK
Oh, no. You didn't sit in a staff

meeting and agree that good old 

Mark doesn't need a chance right

now. He needs to tough it out in

his current job for a while - see

if he can do better. No, you 

didn't do anything like that.
 
 

GINA
No, I didn't!
 
 
Mark stops.
 
MARK
I asked Travis for the sales job.

What is the guy trying to do to me,

make me crazy? He comes to my club

and begs to be my friend, pumps me

full of shit, asks me to join his

expansion group, stands there in 

front of everyone and begs for 

salespeople - so I walk in and ask

and he throws me out. What did I

do to deserve this? 
 
 

GINA
Mark, it wasn't Travis. Travis 

feels as badly about this as you do.
 
 

MARK
Then God damn it Gina, who is 

twisting the knife in my back?
 
 

GINA
(Beat)
You might as well know the truth.

It was Kenrick.
 
 

MARK
I might have known! Kenrick!

Mark slams his fist into his hand.
 
 

GINA
Let it go, Mark. Cool off. It

isn't worth getting this upset over.
 
 

Mark sits on the steps and begins to sob. Gina comforts him.
 
GINA (Cont.)
Come on, I'm going to take you to

my house. You're too upset to go

home like you are, you'll have a

wreck.
 
 

MARK
You don't have time to pamper me.

Go on, I'll be OK. Tell Travis

I'm sorry.
 
 

GINA
You're more important. I'll take

time.
 
 

INT. KENRICK'S OFFICE - DAY

Kenrick is standing, looking out the window. Margo enters.

 
MARGO
You wanted to see me?
 
 
KENRICK
Yes, come in.
 
 
Margo sits in front of Kenrick's desk. Kenrick pours her a drink at his bar and gives it to her.
 
MARGO
Thank-you.
 
 
KENRICK
As you know, times are tough. As

you aptly pointed out, people are

overworked, and I've been trying

to change things for all of us. I

reached a decision this afternoon.

With this becoming an organization

that is truly national in scope, and

working with corporations, I'm going 

to need medical consulting 

nationwide. So I'm going to contract

these services as I need them. 

Unfortunately that means 

downsizing the operation here, so 

your services will no longer be

needed.
 
 

Margo looks at him impassively for a moment, then throws her drink in his face.
 
MARGO
Don't lie to me, you didn't like my

presentation this afternoon. You're

scared to death you're not going to

own someone body and soul.
 
 

Margo goes toward the door.
 
KENRICK
Don't look for a recommendation

from me!
 
 

MARGO
Who would want a recommendation

from a snake?
 
 

(The following scene is one to skip if you don't like visually graphic images. The graphics involved are symbolic of the vile that precedes from kenrick into the others. Skip scene.)

EXT. GRAVE - NIGHT

Gina is laying in her casket. The mourners are watching and Kenrick comes forward to close the casket. 

SPFX: An evil gray iridescent cloud emanates from Kenrick, exuding from his mouth as he leans forward.

Kenrick leans over with his candle to kiss Gina on the lips. She turns her face and he kisses her on the cheek.

 
KENRICK
(Angrily)
Bye, bye Gina.
Gina blows out the candle and hops from the casket.
 
GINA
I'm not dead.
 
 
Gina runs away in slow motion with Kenrick chasing after her. The mourners form a gauntlet that she slowly runs through as they easily walk along watching her.
 
KENRICK
You're dead. Everyone says you are

dead. You can't live anymore, you

have to get in your casket.
 
 

GINA
I'm not dead. I'm alive!
 
 
KENRICK
Can't you see, you're in my power.

I made you this way.
 
 

Gina's legs appear to have grown into large stumps, making it more difficult for her to run. She turns and looks at Kenrick. He is taking off his costume and an evil dark gray cloud emanates from his crotch. 
 
GINA
I'm not in your power, I'm alive!
 
 
Gina falls and begins to crawl.
 
KENRICK
You surrendered yourself to me, you

fool. You're all mine.
 
 

Gina looks to the mourners.
 
GINA
Help me!
 
 
They smile down at her, but offer no assistance. She looks behind and Kenrick is reaching for her foot. He is disrobed to the waist and the gray cloud is prevalent. She quickly pulls her foot away and tries to crawl more quickly, but he soon catches her other foot. He is fully disrobed and pulls himself onto her. 
 
GINA
(Screams)
No! No! I'm alive.
The evil gray cloud courses through her. 
 
 

End skip

KENRICK
I'm making you dead, Gina. You'll

be just like me.
 
 

GINA
I'm alive! I'm alive!
 
 
DISSOLVE
 
INT. GINA'S BEDROOM - NIGHT

Gina sits straight up in bed. Mark hurries in.

 
GINA
I'm alive! I'm alive!
 
 
MARK
What is it, Gina?
 
 
Gina grabs him and pulls her to him.
 
GINA
It's Kenrick! He's killing me!
 
 
MARK
It's OK. It's OK. It was just a

dream, no one is going to kill you.
 
 

GINA
No, it isn't just a dream! He is

killing us, don't you see!
 
 

MARK
OK, calm down. Let's talk about it.

INT. GINA'S OFFICE - DAY

Gina is working at her desk. 

 
KENRICK (O.S.)
(Loudly)
I'm not going in there Mark. You

can't make me! Help! Call the - 

Gina runs to her door.
 
MARK (O.S.)
Get in there, NOW!
 
 
Gina looks out and sees Mark holding Kenrick in a strangle hold from behind, and with a knife at his back.
 
GINA
(Gasps)
Mark, no!
 
 
MARK
Stay out of this, Gina. This is

something I have to do.
 
 

Kenrick makes a frightened noise as Mark pricks him in the back with the knife. They move through the door. Gina follows fearfully along behind. Troy looks through the door and quickly goes back inside his office. Mark sees Gina following and roughly turns he and Kenrick around toward her. 
 
MARK
Here you are playing hero again, 

Gina. Well not this time. Get out

of here, this is my spotlight.
 
 

GINA
Please.... please, Mark, what's 

wrong? What are you going to do?
 
 

MARK
(Smiles)
Kenrick and I are going to have a

nice little talk. Then Kenrick is

going to fall on his sword.

TOO BAD ABOUT THE FUCKING CARPET!
 
 

Mark wrenches Kenrick around and moves him past his frightened secretary and into his office.
 
MARK
Stay away, Gina!
 
 
Mark slams the door with his foot. 

(Beat.)

Gina runs to the door and tries it. It is locked. 

 
GINA
Mark, for God's sake, this isn't 

going to solve anything. Please,

come out before you do something

you'll really regret.
 
 

MARK
I regret everything I've ever done.

What's the big deal?
 
 

GINA
The big deal is, people like me and

Travis and Margo really care about

you. We're your friends, we don't

want to see this happen. It can't

help any of us.
 
 

MARK
Margo is gone. Sooner or later

he will kill me, then you, then

Travis. It's only a matter of time,

you said so yourself.
 
 

GINA
I was terrified by a nightmare. 

C'mon, don't take it so literally.
 
 

MARK
I'm living the nightmare, and so

are you. This is it, I'm killing

the monster! This is for you, Gina.
 
 

GINA
Open this door so we can talk!
 
 
MARK
I'm done talking!
 
 
Gina walks to an adjoining office and opens the door. Mark is removing the telephone from the hook. He looks at her and shrugs.
 
MARK
Your mother was right, you're too

damned irrepressible. You want to 

see blood, suit yourself.
 
 

Mark checks to see if a window will open. It does.
 
GINA
Mark, there is always hope. When

things look the darkest, turn to

God. There's hope, Mark, there's 

hope. Don't do this.
 
 

MARK
Oh, yeah, turn to God. That's a 

nice diversion, Gina. Kenrick, 

you chintzy son of a bitch, how much

money do you have in the bank?
 
 

KENRICK
You want my money? Is that what it

is, my money or my life? Sure, I'll

give it to you. All of it.
 
 

MARK
No, you ass hole. I want to know

how much you tucked away over our

dead bodies. How much did you save

by working us to death?
 
 

KENRICK
Not much. Profit goes back in the

business.
 
 

MARK
Sure it does. How much money do

you save hiring us dime a dozen 

people? Ninety cents?
 
 

GINA
Mark, please, think about God for 

a moment. You don't want to do 

this. You want hope, you want -
 
 

MARK
Shove it, Gina. God talks to you,

he doesn't even say hello to me. 

Come down off your damned cloud and

look around the world. God is 

totally capricious. He lets 

half the world starve! He talks

about unconditional love one moment

and sends everyone to Hell the next.

And of course, before I can even

talk to Him, I have to get down on

my knees like a slave and confess

to being a sinner - a totally 

worthless human being. What a blow

to my self esteem, which I never 

had to begin with. But you gave

it to Travis, but not me. What was

wrong with me that you couldn't 

help me that way? See, I don't 

rate with any of you. Every time

something good comes along, old 

Mark doesn't even get to lick the

plate. What's wrong with me, Gina?

Why am I never good enough?
 
 

GINA
Killing Kenrick isn't going to help.

It can't help me either - if I want

a change I can do it. So can you,

your answer is in you, Mark.
 
 

MARK
You're right! You're always right!

I can't even do this for you. 

Mark suddenly pushes Kenrick across the room, sending him sprawling, along with the knife.
 
MARK (Cont.)
You want this ass hole, you can 

have him.
 
 

Gina walks cautiously toward Mark. Mark hesitates, turns and leaps out the window. Gina runs to the window screaming. 
 
GINA
Mark! No! Mark!

Gina kneels on the floor and begins to sob.

Next: 11 Victory


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