EXT. FARM HOUSE - HALF HOUR LATER
Alex is standing at the beginning of a driveway to a farm house. The mailbox next to him says, "Irvine."
The wind blows Alex’s hair into his eyes, which are starting to blur with tears.
Some children run out into the yard, leaping around a tire swing. A dog runs by, prancing happily.
NARRATOR ALEXANDER (VO): They were strange people there. At my home. That wasn’t my family.
Alex stands stoically, watching the people in his old house as if taking it in.
NARRATOR ALEXANDER (VO): I had no idea where they were. Everyone was gone.
He turns back onto the road, and walks along the rows of young corn. The sun is setting, turning everything a ruddy gold.
NARRATOR ALEXANDER (VO): And I wasn’t sure what the heck was gonna happen now.
EXT. FOREST BY TRAIN TRACKS - DAY - FORTY YEARS LATER
Alex’s shoes scuff the dirt and twigs and leaves, kicking some of them onto the train tracks that he’s walking next to.
NARRATOR ALEXANDER (VO): It’s been sixty years since the accident. Forty-five years since I woke up on the side of the road.
A train WHISTLES somewhere behind him. Alex looks back briefly, then continues walking.
NARRATOR ALEXANDER (VO) So, I can’t die. Which has its benefits. But being immortal isn’t really all it’s cracked up to be. Cause there’s a heaven out there somewhere, and I can’t exactly get there anytime soon. So yeah, this is me, still alive, and wishing very much I was dead. An odd position to say the least.
The train whistles again. Alex’s head jerks upward.
EXTREME CLOSE UP:
His eyes are wide with realization. This not something out of the ordinary. But urgent nonetheless.
From the side, we see Alex’s hands in his pockets, his tattered shirt and jacket.
NARRATOR ALEXANDER (VO): But... there is something I’ve been doing all this time.
His hands move out of his pockets. His steps become quicker. A slow jog, then a full on run.
He’s running with all his might parallel to the tracks. The train is gaining on him.
NARRATOR ALEXANDER (VO): The price for my immortal life, I guess.
Muahaha I say, once more.
I hope y'all don't choke on stuff again. Last time, people were choking on water, pop tarts, etc.... dearie me ;)
Anyway, see y'all when this is done! Hang tight 'til then! :)