Work in progress... But I'm having a lot of fun writing it. Pardon the formatting loss it is supposed to be a screenplay
INT. ADRIAN'S CABIN - DAY
ADRIAN HELSING, mid-thirties and overly pale, rubs his face as he sits up naked in the dark bunk. He runs his hands through his shagged blond hair.
He SIGHS as he slides on a pair of delicate gold rimmed spectacles and reaches for a fold set of white scrubs and begins to dress himself.
Adrian stands and raises the shade revealing a purple planet and a star-scape.
He smiles at the view and leaves the cabin.
INT. LAB ONE- DAY
The lab is a glistening white, sterile space. Equipment is arranged in the small room such that one person could easily work all of it with a minimal amount of walking and turning.
Adrian stands at a workstation, typing on a small touch screen tablet.
He strikes a button and a headshot of a young brunette woman appears on the screen. When adrian speaks he has a slight Welsh accent.
Computer, bring pod...
He checks the screen again
Thirty-one forty to lab two and begin waking protocol.
The computer CHIRPS and Adrian OPENS drawers pulling out medical equipment, including two empty blood bags arranging the tools on a plastic tray.
INT. LAB TWO - LATER
Lab two is a little larger than lab one, but just as sterile looking.
The brunette woman, mid-twenties, lies in an open coffin like metallic tube wearing purple scrubs. The number "3140" is written on it in several places accompanied by a bar code.
Adrian enters as she rubs her face.
Good morning, take it slowly.
The woman GROANS and nods her head weakly.
Adrian sets the tray down with a CLICK on a small rolling table. He smiles, carefully avoiding revealing his teeth, as he picks up the tablet once more.
Now, first things first, What is your name?
On the screen: BETHANY FOLEY appears next to the head shot.
He taps the screen.
Now what is your role in the mission?
I am an artistic cultural liaison should it be needed.
Adrian nods and smiles to set the tablet aside, taking up a small tube like device.
Two for two. That's good to see.
He steps over to Bethany.
Have other people failed?
About one out of a hundred has trouble. Now, open your eyes please.
Bethany opens her eyes and blinks them shut almost instantly.
Computer, lower the lights fifty percent.
The computer CHIRPS and the lights dim. Bethany opens her eyes and they stay open this time.
Adrian quickly runs his device across her eyes and stands up.
When you're ready please sit up.
He begins making entries into the tablet. Bethany slowly pushes herself to sit on the edge of the tube.
Do I eat at some point?
Are you hungry?
Adrian turns, poised to enter her answer on the tablet.
Adrian smiles, again not showing teeth when he does.
If, during the course of the exercises, you get hungry, we will feed you.
Adrian ROLLS the small table over to Bethany.
Bethany eyes the blood bags and other medical utensils suspiciously.
It's standard protocol...
He runs an alcohol swab over the bend of her left arm.
Then before we put you back under we draw another.
Bethany still looks nervous.
That's a lot of testing.
Indeed. But we're all part of a grand experiment aren't we?
I gotta tell ya doc I'm kind of squeamish about needles.
Adrian Smiles, this time showing a set of perfect, white teeth.
Bethany does and Adrian's hands fly by her left arm.
And the worst part is over.
Bethany looks down at her arm.
A tube is inserted and the blood bag is beginning to fill.
Wow, that was fast...
You're still probably sluggish from cryo.
Adrian smiles. He turns on a second tablet computer and sets it on the table in front of Bethany.
Complete the questions as indicated on the screen. You are being timed, when you've completed I'll collect you.
Adrian lifts the tray and collecting his own tablet leaves the lab.