Wanderers/Episode 7 Script: A Golden Opportunity

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Episode 7 – A Golden Opportunity (English Script)

Act 1 Scene i

What are you going to do? Makoto had tried his hardest and is still on Square 1 on what to do. The Three Great Priestesses didn’t help. Now what?

Never mind him. What about Nanami? She wants to get a business up and going, but she needs to do the legwork. On the beach, there are many people. Perfect for any girl wanting to make a sale with food.

Nanami – This looks like a big enough crowd.

She is wearing a goofy looking suit. She bangs the drums and hit the cymbals. Everyone looked. She even blew through a hollowed out stick. She got their attention. "Who is that?" "Is everything all right?" were some of their responses.

Nanami (calling out) – Come one, come all, but you better come a-runnin’!

Giggling, she threw different ads about the restaurant.

Nanami (calling out) – Delicious food at a low price! Good? It’s real good! By the seaside. A convenient location that’s right this way! Just follow me! (How can you MISS her? She spins around and around) It’s guaranteed to be the best food ever tasted! (They’re still staring) So, come along. Come one, come all! The Saw-tooth Café is open. Aren’t you hungry? (She bowed, with a trail of kids behind her.) Thank you very much.

End of Act 1 Scene i

Act 1 Scene ii

The Saw-tooth Café, a small establishment. It’s small, it’s little, but it will get a surge in business.</i>

Nanami – Hey, boss!

(The Boss took no note of this.)

Hey boss, I’m back. We’ve got customers! (With a "what" (not saying it), he looked and saw Nanami. She threw off her clothes and people appear) Look out! Here they come! (Now she needed to clean the dishes.) Dirt, your mine. (The Boss lets out a loud yawn and Nanami didn’t like that.) Hey, boss, don’t be so darn lazy! You can at least take some orders, can’t ya? Remember how to do that? Are you awake?

(The Boss points at himself. Nanami let’s out a growl and, after thinking for a moment, went off to take off and take orders. Nanami starts to think.)

Nanami – Oh, he’s so worthless.

End of Act 1 Scene ii

Act 1 Scene iii

Flashback time.

Nanami – (First appearance) Ever since I had came to this strange world, (second appearance) I had such an awful, awful time. (Third appearance) To survive, I hooked with a nomadic food and beverage service tribe. They were so mean and cruel to me. (Fourth appearance) They paid me next to nothing! Always got the worst chores. It was more like being a slave. (New scene. In the middle of the night and desert.) And so much traveling can really wear a girl out. So, I escaped. Ran off into the land called freedom. To anyplace where I can choose my own career path. Free at last! (Back to the restaurant, shaking her left fist) And even if this IS just a crummy old restaurant, at least I’m the chef! (holds on to the pan with right hand) I’m SUPER CHEF! (Thunder clash) Just wait until this world gets a taste of my cookin’! They’ll love it! From my first lemonade stand to an A+ in every Home Ec. Class, I’ve honed my skills to a whole new art form. Watch out El-Hazard, because this sister’s cookin’!

End of Act 1 Scene iii

Act 1 Scene iv

Back to reality, The Boss lays down a pile of orders. Now she needs to get started.

Nanami – Uh, oh… okay… Let’s do it!

She viciously cuts a cabbage. The Boss looks on and… looks on. She cuts away, wowing the crowd.

Nanami (thinking) – If that’s good, get a load of this.

She peels away at another vegetable. Everyone is watching closely. She flips, she stirs, she’s doing a good job. The crowd cheers her on. She cuts up a yellow vegetable, but it didn’t quite separate from itself.

Nanami – Oh… oh no, that wasn’t supposed to happen!

Who cares? The crowd cheers her on, and she laughs nervously.

Nanami – I’ll taste it again. It should be better now. (After a small sip and a big spit) Ah… bland as cement. The food taste awful here. Hmm, seasonings. They must have some kind of spices or herbs around here! Hmm… hmm… let me see now… (Remember… Soy Sauce…) That’s it! I brought the soy sauce! Smells so good! Little shot of home should fix it.

End of Act 1 Scene iv

Act 1 Scene v

The taste test. Someone must try the chef’s concoctions. Everyone looks at the stuff. Finally, the Boss and a civilian tries the food.

Civilian A – Unique. So succulent. She has taken an otherwise bland fish and conjured forth its true, subtle flavors superbly! And without the usual overabundance of salt!

Civilian B – True. The aroma clutches the senses and flavor exhilarates the palette, yet does not confuse it. What that solves is…

Civilian A – It’s out of this world! (Among other things.)

Civilian C – And it takes good! (About time they said it.)

The crowd goes on a frenzy over the fish. The boss wants the sauce, but Nanami takes it away at the last second.

(Waves her fingers) Tch, tch, tch, (points at the sauce) Uh, huh, this special sauce is mine. (Over and over again) Not yours, it mine, mine, mine!

She crushed the Boss.

Nanami – Wow, I can’t believe how much they like my food! Hmm, I could start my own business.

End of Act 1 Scene v

Act 2 Scene i

In the middle of the night. Fujisawa and Allielle are continuing on, but Makoto…

Makoto – Oh… no more! (He falls)

Fujisawa – Hey, what’s the matter? You really should try to take care of your health more. (He goes into his teacher stance) You need more exercise. Use me as an example. (Makoto peeks his eyes at him) I can hold out for days. See?

He does several squats.

Makoto - That’s really great, sensei. I’m sure you could probably live on a mountain without food for years.

Allielle – You’re so weak because you don’t have the proper diet. (She emphasizes with her fist) You can only build up your strength by eating the proper foods, you know?

Makoto – (looking to the side) But, I don’t like El-Hazard food. (Looks at the ground) I know that people like its light, fresh taste (…then to the heavens) but I just think that there’s something really missing in the flavoring. I think the whole cuisine is quite bland.

Fujisawa – Hmm, I wouldn’t go as far as that. The liquor is pretty good.

Makoto – That’s okay for you to say. Liquor’s your basic food group.

Fujisawa – (laughs) Pretty smart. They SHOULD make liquor a basic food group. (Laughs it up again)

Makoto (sighs) – I’d give a million Roshtals right now for a Nanami’s Super Box Lunch. She had one for me the day we left. (Looks to the sky) I wonder if it’s the one with the omelet? I sure miss soy sauce.

Fujisawa – I miss those little sliced Okra and good sake.

Makoto – Mmm… Takoyaki you’re calling my name. They’re hot… they’re… ohh… Darn! Now I’m making myself hungrier!

Allielle – Hmm… (Right hand on face, little squeaky noises from his stomach) Hmm?

Makoto – (Arms underneath suit) I’m afraid I’m dying now. Go ahead without me. Ah…

Fujisawa – (scratches his head, left hand) Ah, Makoto don’t talk like that! We’ll think of something!

Allielle – Hmm? (Points behind Fujisawa) That’s it! Over there! Look!

"Huh?" Makoto and Fujisawa went. She sees a festival far, far away. They head there.

End of Act 2 Scene i

Act 2 Scene ii

A festival is going on. There seems to be a lot of food stands available.

Makoto – Wow! This is great! Reminds me of some of the festivals we have back at home. I wonder what it is they’re celebrating. Allielle, do you know?

Allielle – An annual ceremony to give homage to the Mountain God. The people make as much noise as possible to show their appreciation to the strong god.

Makoto – We do the same kind of thing on our world.

Makoto’s eyes start to wander.

Allielle – And we got lucky! This area of the mountainside is usually deserted most of the year. If you’re hungry, this is the place to be!

Fujisawa – Boy, do I love a festival! (He chuckled, then pulls out a bottle with his right hand.) The mood is perfect for drinking! (He guzzles the bootle.)

Makoto – Hmm? Sensei! Do you smell that? Something smells really good!

Allielle looks around as well.

Fujisawa – I’d say it smells a lot like Japanese cooking.

Allielle (pointing) – It’s coming from there!

Makoto looked and his stomach turned again.

Allielle – Boy, Master, you really ARE hungry! It must be good because there is so many people!

Makoto – But, that’s the problem. If I have to wait in line with all those people, I’m gonna die of hunger!

Allielle (dragging Makoto with his right hand) – Don’t you realize that if it’s something you want, it’s worth waiting for!

Makoto (being dragged) – Rrrah, hey, Sensei!

End of Act 2 Scene ii

Act 2 Scene iii

"Nanami’s". At the front of the line is Nanami. She is serving up her dishes. Looks like cooked sushi.

Nanami – Sorry to keep you waiting. The next batch will be ready in a minute. Thanks for your patience. (Thinking, looking out to the crowd) Wow, this is turning out good. I’m making more money than ever dreamed of. And the best part is, I’m my own boss!

Someone inserts coins into a tip jar. Then, a familiar hand tries to give a wad of Roshtals into the small slot. Nanami gets worried. Back at the line, Makoto hops around like a kid who desperately needs the head.

Fujisawa – Makoto, settle down! You’re making a spectacle of yourself!

Makoto (acting funny) – I can’t help it! I can’t control myself, I just KNOW that’s soy sauce! Geez, the smell of it is just driving me insane! Huh?

The whole crowd moved forward. Fujisawa laughed.

Fujisawa – See? You just have to have a little patience. The line is moving along all right.

Allielle goes for the front. Fujisawa, trying to be responsible orders her back.

Fujisawa – Allielle, get back here you have to wait your turn!

Allielle – Aww…

Fujisawa – Good manners are very important if you want to grow up to be a young lady of good breeding.

He laughs loudly until some said…

Shayla (in distance) – Fazz off, fat boy!

Fujisawa – Huh?

The line went up in an uproar. What’s going on?

Makoto – Did they run out of food? Hope not.

Shayla – WAIT for it?! I was ahead of you and I paid triple the price to get extra sauce!

Angry Citizen – No you weren’t! You budged right in! Wait in line like everyone else! Don’t you know it’s rude to behave like that in public?

Shayla – So what?!

There was a squabble with Shayla and a citizen because of line issues. Oy. Shayla puts a lot of the stick of food into her mouth at once. Nanami looks worried.

Shayla – Hey!

Angry Citizen – Listen here, girly!

Shayla – Rrr, keep your hands off, tubbo!

Angry Citizen – Give me that food! It’s mine!

Shayla – If it IS, then you can-

Nanami (nervously laughing) – Ah, ha, ha. Well, it’s closing time! Thank you so much for you patronship!

Shayla got really angry and blew up the whole area.

Fujisawa – What the heck was that?!

Nanami – (yelling) Get out of the way it’s closing time! (She was running with the cart, past of Fujisawa and Makoto, after she was gone, she said in a sweet voice…) Come back soon!

Makoto – Sensei, they’re closed.

End of Act 2 Scene iii

Act 3 Scene i

The Water Palace. Miz is still sulking since Fujisawa left the palace. Lonesome, she leans on the edge of her balcony.

Miz (thinking) – Oh, my dear Masamichi… I know you must be leagues away… My heart wishes to speak, yet it only whispers to me now, barely beating for it is now so beleaguered. (She messes around with a cloud and makes a spitting image of Fujisawa’s head.) You spoke of me as a flower, but my love remains yet a very seedling in darkness without the sunshine of your love ‘till my poor heart bloom. Masamichi Fujisawa! When I say it loud, there’s music playing, but when I say it soft, it sounds like praying.

The Cloud (literally! In Fujisawa’s voice, but…) – Darling Miz.

Water Priestess Servant Girl A – Priestess Miz?

Water Priestess Servant Girl B – Miz, you’re holiness.

The cloud turned back into a cloud of no shape.

Miz – What is it? Can’t you see I’m busy?

WPSG A – Excuse us but more packages have arrived.

WPSG B – Here’s the tally!

Miz sighed loudly.

Miz – Put it aside. I’ll look at it later.

The girls look at the large pile that still hasn’t been sorted as of yet.

Miz – Masamichi, you spoke so eloquently of hearts and dreams being parted. Shall I remain in your mind as the "untouchable priestess" who kept your heart so chased for someone to which its pure silence could never be broken? (She closed her eyes, then tumbling is heard. She got mad) You idiots! Keep it down! (She turned away, still looking at them) I’m trying to do some meditating here. I need to keep my mind free so that lyrical muse flows in me.

WPSG B – But your holiness, Priestess Miz, your collection of discarded wedding gifts is getting totally out of control!

WPSG A – They’re staked way sky high in all the prayer rooms, you know?

Miz – Oh, would you quit with the nagging?! Right, so I’ve ignored it. Give me a break here. I’M the one stuck being a priestess here!

Nanami (through megaphone) – And you’ll feel younger!

Miz – What’s that?

Down there, on the courtyard, Nanami is selling her kind of lunch.

Nanami – I make them all delicious and nutritious! Nanami Guaranteed! (People want to buy. She starts to talk bull right about now…) Buy my new light, out-of-this-world lunch! A taste that will keep you in shape and reverse the effects on your face from old Father Time!

WPSG B – You hear that?

WPSG A – I sure did!

WPSG A and B – Miz, you should stock up on that!

Miz was mad at that comment, and they wisely decided to cover their mouths.

Miz (chuckles) – How dare that child think that she can honk her wares on the holy Shrine of Water’s front porch! Well, I’LL teach her a thing or two! Let’s go.

WPSG A and B – But Miss Miz!

Nanami had a heck of a time with the customers. She made a lot of money, and she placed it in the right place…

Nanami (thinking, progressively louder) – All right! Another success! And by using my old standby specialty, BOXED LUNCHES! I seemed to have picked a good place, too! Some weird castle where there’s lots of tourists. Boy, I sure got the knack for being in the right place at the right time. (Using vocals) Hee! And the smarts for makin’ lots of money!

Miz – Ohh, Lunch Girl!

Nanami – Huh? Oh, yes! What’ll it be today?

She did not expect someone to sneak up behind her. She hopes its just another customer.

Miz – You must be a stranger. There’s no other excuse. (Nanami just realized it) Otherwise you would have known this is the holy Shrine of Water and common street venders are not allowed to be here without MY permission and the proper papers.

Nanami – Oh?

Why COULDN’T it be another customer?

Miz – Business License? You do at LEAST have a business license, don’t you?

Nanami – B-"Business License"? (Frantic Thought) What the heck do I need a business license for? They’re just sandwiches!

Miz – Better show me that License. Now!

WPSG A + B – (sequentially) Now! Now!

Nanami – Uh… (Frantic Thought) Oh, boy, am I in for it!

Miz – I thought so. Without the proper License, I’m afraid you placed me in a position of ordering you to forfeit all your monetary gain here as a donation to the shrine.

Nanami – You can’t! What the heck you think I’m supposed to live on? Oh, if I give all my money to you, my whole business will be ruined!

Ding!

Nanami – Got it! (Looks at the Priestess again) Uhh… I mean you just don’t understand. It’s my father’s business. (Tears up) What will become of our meager little hut and his poor, failing health?

Miz – Your… father? He’s sick?

Nanami – He is, and if I don’t have the money to buy the medicine… he-he’ll die.

Nanami "cries" on the ground.

Miz – What’s your father dying from?

Nanami (making it up as she goes along) – Chronic sin-ill-I-itis.

WPSG A + B – Huh?

Nanami – Yes, a disease. An incurable disease so horrible that the expensive medicine only serves to lessen the excruciating numbness. (She "cries" again, louder than the first) That’s why I travel so very far. I couldn’t afford a License, but I heard that the people of this shrine were so kindhearted and generous that maybe since I’m selling healthy food to help people that they *sniff* they would… oh, please! Have mercy on me!

Miz has to think about this. She placed her left index finger on her chin.

Miz – Hmm… I suppose your story DOES change the way I should approach the situation. Huh.

Nanami looked up.

Nanami – It does? (She smiles) That’s great! Now you’re talking some good sense!

Miz looked at her. She was not out of this yet.

Miz – And not without a deal. There’s kindheartedness, and then there’s rules.

Nanami – Rules?

Miz – How’s this? You wanna work part time?

Nanami – Huh? Work part time?

End Act 3 Scene i

Act 3 Scene ii

Nanami is now stuck working for Miz to pay off her debt. She’s carrying some packages for her and walking down the hallway.

Nanami – Priestess Miz, this shrine is HUGE! Are we ever going to get there?

Miz – You agreed to the job. I just need a few things put in order. (They stop) And yes, here we are. Who knows? If you work quickly, you might pay off your debt in one day.

Nanami (happy) – Wow, that’s so cool! You didn’t say it was going to be so easy!

Miz – You should keep that frame of mind.

After turning the knobs, Miz moved to the side quickly. Maybe Nanami shouldn’t have said that. A wall of presents collapsed on her as she screamed incessantly. She was buried in presents. Miz peeked out to see if she is still alive.

Nanami – You’re kidding! All of this?! (Sees more boxes) What? Those too?! Oh, no…!

Miz – I can help you.

End Act 3 Scene ii

Act 3 Scene iii

Miz and Nanami were in the room. Miz is trying to start, but it’s very cluttered.

Miz – Oh! It’s IMPOSSIBLE! There’s nowhere to start!

While Miz is whining, Nanami is looking in some of the presents. She holds a dish with a pig on it.

Nanami – Weird. They’re all… unused wedding gifts. (Holds hands out and gives obvious deduction) Just trash it. They’re a bunch of useless second-hand gifts.

Miz thinks otherwise.

Miz – It’s NOT a useless collection!

Nanami flinched.

Nanami – Gosh… What a temper.

Miz sighed and Nanami relaxed.

Miz (sad) – I guess it DOES seem weird to an outsider. I’m collecting wedding gifts no one wants. I have them all – the returns, the rejections, the unopened, failed unions, every boxed up misfit I could find.

Miz started to cry a little.

Nanami – (looking at Miz) I’m sorry… I didn’t understand.

Miz – No, you’re right! It IS weird. Being a priestess is NOTHING what I expected. I worked so hard and my friends got married and they are so happy!

Nanami interrupts.

Nanami – Don’t talk like that! A woman, through hard work, can build her spiritual independence.

Miz turned around and looked at her.

Miz – That’s what I think, but a man’s world doesn’t.

Nanami – So what?

Miz crawled over to Nanami.

Miz – (making a point, holding her index finger and thumb in the air) "So what"? But what do you do if (puts hand down) your career interferes with the search of a woman’s one, true, ultimate soul mate.

Nanami – Just wait. The strength will draw him. I feel lonely myself sometimes. So tell me about him.

Miz – There’s not much that I can tell you. We were only together for a few hours, but my heart knows it was supposed to be forever.

Nanami – (states the obvious) You’re in love. Is this the first time.

Miz – Only time! I’m not allowed. I took the dumb job being a water priestess!

Nanami – Hmm… you’re suffering from irreconcilable love and work. (She looks up to Miz with a concerned face) I just did what I wanted.

Miz – You’re just a child. Nanami, what happened? Have you gone through this all by yourself.

Nanami – (Placing her right hand behind her head) Well, not exactly. I’m just what you called a good guesser. Ha, ha.

Miz – (cuffing her mouth with her hands) I guess I’m guessing, too. (Looks to the ceiling) How can I catch the uncatchable man? Akward and sincere. Such a dreamer yet so honest, and yet climbs away from love.

Nanami – He’s the outdoorsy kind of guy, right?

Miz – Yes, he is!

Nanami seems to know what she is doing since she knows the guy.

Nanami – (looks away) Hmm. I know a guy exactly like that! (Looks back) He’s not going to hide from you because he’s naturally himself!

Cut to Fujisawa sneezing.

Fujisawa – Dang this pollen!

Back to Miz and Nanami

Nanami – Miss Miz, you should consider yourself lucky to be in love with someone in El-Hazard. I wish… that I could. (Miz gasps. Nanami stands up, looking out the window.) Don’t play games with true love. (Looks at Miz) You have to catch it now, or it’s nothing.

Miz – But, there’s my job…

Nanami – (back out the window) Yes, I know that, and it’s very important. Keep that for yourself. But don’t ignore your heart. Someone is waiting.

Miz stared back at Nanami.

End Act 3 Scene iii

End Act 4 Scene i

In the middle of the night. Miz decided to take Nanami’s advice and look for her love, Masamichi. Packed with her clothing, a cloak and a staff, she leaves. Her servant girls come for her.

WPSG A and B – Miz! What’s wrong?

WPSG A – Priestess Miz, it’s dangerous to journey this late at night.

WPSG B – Yeah. Are you going to waste all your dreams on that alien man?

Miz – I’ve wasted precious years. The one smile he gave me will never be wasted. I will find him again. (The two servant girls gasped.) I’m putting the girl Nanami in charge. Obey her as you would me. I bid thee both farewell.

WPSG A and B – Uh… but Miss Miz!

WPSG B – But Nanami can’t stay!

They look at each other.

WPSG A – Oh, how noble of her to stay.

WPSG B – Letting her own father die of numbness.

End of Act 4 Scene i

Act 4 Scene ii

Nanami has money in mind. Let’s face it: Nanami would make money off of anything if she gets an opportunity. And guess what…?

Nanami – Well, okay. I’ll just double-check it again. 30 Roshtals per hour, maybe of three days she is gone, and calculate. Yeah. I got it! I can apply my capital gain earnings against the penalty amount I owe the Water Shrine and come out with a marginal profit. (She gets up from her pillows.) This whole shrine’s got some great unlimited profit potential. You just take all these old pipes and junk, change it all around a little bit so it’s useful, and pretty soon it’ll be a minor branch of Nanami, Incoporated!

End of the Episode, English style.

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