amb-0501 - Underwater (without breathing)
mus-0501 - Cue1 (wonders of the deep)
Curtain - open
UV Lights on
no normal light (maybe some lightray effects from moving heads)
Someone is blowing glowing soap bubbles.
A few glowing "balloony creatures" are growing up from a rock. (Helium balloons.)
A bunch of little floaty creatures are floating around the scene
An umbrella is hiding between the rocks. (More silly underwater ideas welcome.)
Makani (off): "One, two, three!"
snd-0501 - SPLASH
Savannah (off, gleeful): "Wohooo!"
Makani (off): "There we go! Is everything alright? Can you hear me?"
Savannah (off): "Loud and clear!"
Makani swims into view from , using his wings as gliders.
Makani: "Excellent. We're in shallow waters, so there's not much you need to take care of. Watch your gear. Your life might depend on it. Not to mention it'll cost me a fortune … "
Savannah swims into view behind Makani, floating around, looking at everything that moves.
Savannah: "Woooow! This is beautiful!"
Savannah does a backwards loop underwater
snd-0502 - Bubbling
mus-0502 - Cue2 (wonders of the deep)
The floaty creatures are curiously swimming around Makani and Savannah like little fireflies
Makani: "It sure is! But as a marine biologist, you probably know a whole lot more about all this than I do."
Savannah: "Reading about it in a text book is one thing. But this is the first time I can actually see it myself … it's mind blowing! Look, over there!"
Savannah points to the balloony creatures
Makani: "Oh! You don't see these very often nowadays …"
Savannah swims towards the balloony plant creatures.
Savannah: "They're very sensitive to changes in the environment. That's why they've become so rare! Hello, little buddies!"
Savannah pokes the balloony creatures one by one, except one. They each float up with a funny noise.
Balloony1 floats up
snd-0503 - funny noise 1
Balloony2 floats up
snd-0504 - funny noise 2
Balloony3 floats up
snd-0505 - funny noise 3
Makani: "Oh, I didn't know you could do that. Need to keep that in mind when I'm down here with my next group of tourists."
Makani pokes the last remaining balloony thing
balloony4 takes off like a rocket (release air from balloon and let it fly.)
snd-0506 - PFPFPRPFRPFRPFRFRFPRFPRPFRP!!!!!!
The floaty creatures flee in all directions and disappear.
Savannah (laughs): "Don't poke them too hard, or you'll scare them!"
Makani: "You're telling me that now?"
Savannah (still laughs): "I thought I'm the one who's down here for the first time."
Makani: "Yeah, but usually I spend most of my time teaching soccer moms how not to stop breathing. I can tell my customers enough about the reef to keep them entertained, but having you around makes me feel like the student this time."
Savannah: "Oh look at that over there! A giant Umbrella Squid!"
mus-0503 - Cue3 (wonders of the deep)
snd-0507 - Flap Flap Flap
The umbrella takes off from the ground like a jellyfish, floating across the stage, and finally off stage to .
Makani: "I knew that one!"
Savannah: "I've never seen one up so close. Thanks a lot for taking the time for me, Makani!"
Makani: "You're very welcome. Showing a nice gal around sure beats the usual grind."
Savannah (teasing): "Aw, isn't that cute? The boy is flirting with me!"
Makani: "Err… Let's suppose I was, is that bad?"
Savannah (chuckles): "I guess not, but, you know, I'm here for more than just your company."
Makani: "Well, no harm in trying…"
Savannah: "I just want to stay for a closer look, if you don't mind."
Makani: "According to the map this is just an ordinary public area like any other. Shallow water, lots of light, great for a dive."
Savannah: "That might be, but the research fleet has been avoiding it like the plague. There must be something down here. Over there! … that doesn't look natural!"
Savannah and Makani swim to the edge of the seaweed plantation
Makani: "Seaweed. Lots of seaweed."
mus-0504 - Cue 4 (the plantation)
Savannah: "It's a plantation. Can you see the nets? Normally you put these directly under the surface so they get the most out of the sunlight - but these are much deeper underwater. Why would anyone want to hide a patch of seaweed?"
Makani: "I have no idea."
snd-0508 - Sound of a motor boat nearing
Savannah: "Hmm… it's not an indigenous variety. I'll take a sample and have a closer look at it in the lab."
Savannah pulls out a strand of the seaweed and stuffs it into a plastic bag that she fixes to her belt.
A bunch of floaty creatures flee from the seaweed
Makani: "Oh, there's someone coming. We should get back to the boat!
snd-0509 - Motorboat Stops
Savannah: "You're right. Let's go!"
Savannah moves to turn around.
snd-0510 - Harpoon firing 1, bubbles
mus-0505 - Cue 5 (Attack)
A harpoon dart comes flying from off stage, and hits Savannah in the arm.
Makani: "What the hell?"
Savannah: "Makani, behind you!"
An enemy diver appears, armed with another loaded harpoon.
Makani turns around, facing the diver
Makani: "You bastard!"
The diver fires his harpoon
snd-0511 - Harpoon firing 2, more bubbles
Makani flaps his wings, and the harpoon misses
Makani attacks the diver.
snd-0512 - heavy breathing and bubbling
They try to rip each others' breathers and glasses off.
Makani wins. The diver's gear comes off, and floats to the ground. The diver flees.
snd-0513 - air escaping
mus-0506 - Cue 6 (Saving Savannah)
Makani turns towards Savannah
Makani: "Savannah? Savannah! Are you alright?"
Savannah (sobbing): "My arm! I can't move my fucking arm! Jeez, it hurts!"
Makani: "Can you swim?"
Savannah: "I'm not sure …"
Makani: "We need to get the hell out of here … get on my back, I'll take you to the surface."
Savannah: "All right!"
Makani: "Be careful with the tank. There we go. Ready?"
mus-0507 - Cue 7 (They Return)
snd-0514 - Sound of a motor boat leaving
Savannah climbs on Makani's back, holding on to his neck.
Makani swims to the other side of the stage, slightly upwards.
Savannah: "Sound like you scared them off. They're leaving."
snd-0515 - Boat returning
Makani: "They're not leaving. They're turning."
Savannah: "They're coming back!"
Makani: "Shit! My boat! No! Not my boat! Nooooooooooooo!"
snd-0516 - LOUD CRASH
mus-0508 - Cue 8 (Kaboom)
UV Lights out
Curtain - close