Daria in Daria 3 – Wrath of Li

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O’NEILL: Please don’t move –

MORGENDORFFER: Quinn – !

QUINN: I’m sorry, Admiral.

O’Neill speaks into her wrist recorder.

O’NEILL: Your Excellency, have you been listening?

INT. RELIANT BRIDGE. CAMERA PANS along Li’s arm to wrist radio and up to her face.

LI: I have indeed, Captain.

INT. ROCKY CAVERN

LI’S VOICE: You have done well.

TOM: I know it! – You son-of-a…

Tom makes a reckless break for O’Neill, Tiffany instantly throws
herself on him bringing him down as O’Neill fires, hitting Kevin, who
was behind Tom -a killing ray. Kevin dematerializes. Trent SCREAMS and
Tom reacts with horror and guilt. Most importantly, Quinn begins to
tremble. O’Neill himself is shaken by his reflexive action. He’s in
semi-panic.

O’NEILL: Don’t move – Anybody!

LI’S VOICE: Captain? We are waiting.

INT. RELIANT BRIDGE – FAVORING LI. Cartwright over her shoulder. Others in evidence. Li speaks into the console.

LI: What’s the delay?

INT. ROCKY CAVERN – REGULA

O’NEILL: All is well, sir. You – you have the coordinates to beam up the poster…

INT. RELIANT BRIDGE

LI: First thing’s first, Captain. Kill Admiral…

INT. ROCKY CAVERN – REGULA

LI’S VOICE: …Morgendorffer.

Reactions by all – only Morgendorffer and Lane are unsurprised. Tom
and Tiffany, dazed, fight the urge to do something. Quinn is close to a
seizure. O’Neill fights conflicting mental signals.

INT. RELIANT BRIDGE

O’NEILL’S VOICE: Sir, that is difficult. I try to obey, but…

LI: Kill him!

INT. ROCKY CAVERN – REGULA

O’NEILL: I…

As though tearing off a leach, O’Neill grabs at the wrist recorder
and flings it to the ground. A shockwave of pain hits O’Neill. He
recovers, trembling and tries to obey. Quinn is shaking badly. O’Neill
aims his phaser at Morgendorffer. Quinn slowly raises her phaser and
aims at O’Neill, though her hands are like lead. We THINK Quinn is
going to do the right thing. Then, shockingly, O’Neill turns the phaser
on himself.

LI’S VOICE: (still emanates from wrist recorder) Kill him, O’Neill. Now.

O’Neill does, blowing himself into oblivion.

ANGLE – FAVORING QUINN. She SCREAMS, horribly, drops her phaser,
clutching her head. Lane leaps to her side, pulls an injection device
from her belt pack, jabs it into Quinn’s arm. Quinn, almost with a sigh
of relief, drops.

LANE: God sakes!

They rush to her side, as do Trent and Tom

ANGLE – FAVORING QUINN. From the fallen woman’s ear, something begins to emerge.

VERY CLOSE – QUINN’S EAR. The Ceti eel crawls out. It has grown quite large.

LOW ANGLE – MORGENDORFFER. Horror from all. Morgendorffer picks up a
phaser. As the eel clears Quinn, she fires and destroys it. She
shudders, then sees the wrist recorder and grabs it.

MORGENDORFFER: Li, you dirty bloodsucker!!

INT. RELIANT BRIDGE .

MORGENDORFFER’S VOICE: You’re going to have to do your own dirty work now! Do you hear me?! Do you?!

Li reacts to Morgendorffer’s Voice: electric shock. She clutches the communicator, her eye-whites rolling.

LI: Morgendorffer! Morgendorffer, you’re still alive – my old friend…

INT. ROCKY CAVERN – FAVORING MORGENDORFFER

MORGENDORFFER: Still `old friend.’ You’ve managed kill just about everyone else.

INT. RELIANT BRIDGE

MORGENDORFFER’S VOICE: But like a poor marksman, you keep missing the target.

LI: (ironic) Perhaps I no longer need to try.

She punches several buttons.

INT. ROCKY CAVERN – REGULA. In the rocky cavern the transporter beam
locks on to the poster and the others near by. As Morgendorffer and the
others watch, horrified, Li beams up the materials. Tom tries to reach
the pile, but Tiffany holds him fast –

TOM: No – he can’t take it – !

The beam disappears and the poster with it, leaving them alone.

MORGENDORFFER: (desperate) Li, Li, you’ve got the poster…

INT. RELIANT BRIDGE

MORGENDORFFER’S VOICE: … but you don’t have me! You were going to
kill me, Li! You’re going to have to come down here! You’re going to
have to come down here!

LI: I’ve done far worse than kill you. I’ve hurt you. And I wish to go on hurting you. I shall leave you, as you left me –

INT. ROCKY CAVERN -REGULA

LI’S VOICE: … as you left her. Marooned for all eternity in the center of a dead planet –

INT. RELIANT BRIDGE

LI: Buried alive!

INT. ROCKY CAVERN – REGULA

LI’S VOICE: Buried alive!

MORGENDORFFER: Li!

EXT. REGULA PLANET SURFACE. CAMERA PULLS UP and BACK over rocky surface.

MORGENDORFFER’S VOICE: Li!

INT. RELIANT BRIDGE. Li closes her eyes in voluptuous satisfaction.

One thought on “Daria in Daria 3 – Wrath of Li

  1. Daria and Star Trek

    A long long time ago in a galaxy far far away I used to write Daria fanfiction.  There’s some stuff that I would love to finish some day.  And there’s some stuff that I wonder why I even wrote….

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