Phoebe, Toby and Reyna are having an argument in the cargo bay.
You had no right to borrow my laboratory equipment without first consulting me, Reyna!
Dumb b**** says what?
No… Toby… you’re supposed to let her say…
El Dragón enters looking completely dismayed. His eyes are red and he has clearly been crying. He begins looking around the crates, oblivious to the presence of the other three.
EL DRAGÓN: (To himself)
I know you’re around. I know you’re on board… Why did you shut your comms off… I… I just… I need to talk to someone… someone who… who… understands…
El Dragón, are you ok?
EL DRAGÓN: (Hastily trying to compose himself upon realizing he’s not alone)
AH!!! PHOEBE!!! Worry not fair lady! El Dragón is… is ready! Ready to defend your honor, in battle against those who would besmirch your good name!
Whatcha lookin’ for!
Why my sweet lady… El Dragón is looking for you…
Yeah. Enough bulls***. What are you looking for?
EL DRAGÓN: (Continuing his prideful act)
Passion… commitment… a union of two souls…
Benedict’s in the back there.
What!!! Toby… NO!!! Don’t…
Ah thank you… my most adorable little admirer. Allow me to provide you with an autographed copy of my latest publicity photo…
El Dragón hands out an autographed photo to Toby. He glares back at him.
I… I… I… I… am… NOT ADORABLE!!! WHAT IS IT WITH YOU PEOPLE!!?!??! WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO? BRUTALLY PEEL OFF SOMEONE’S SKIN AND WEAR IT LIKE A COAT? DO I NEED TO KNIFE MY FACE WITH A BUNCH OF COOL SCARS FOR YOU TO TAKE ME SERIOUSLY!!??? WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO!!??? TELL ME!!!
Well little boy… to become a great luchador like El Dragón…
I AM NOT A LITTLE BOY!!! WHAT THE F**K IS WRONG WITH YOU!!???
There is NOTHING WRONG WITH El Dragón!!! El Dragón is beautiful, undefeatable, amazing…
Tears begin welling up in his eyes.
But… but… I’m… I’m… getting nerfed!!! Eveyone wants El Dragón to be a funny joke!
Phoebe and Reyna back towards the door. El Dragón starts sobbing openly.
Uh… uh… oh… uh… are you… don’t… don’t cry… awwwwww… now I kind of feel bad…
Phoebe and Reyna glance at each other briefly and roll their eyes. They turn back.
Listen… hey… it’s ok man… they nerfed my force field too… they nerf things all the time… but it’ll get better.
El Dragón grabs Toby from Berg and begins squeezing him against his chest.
Hey… (gasp)… hey… (gasp)… I… (gasp)… can’t breathe… (gasp)… Reyna… (gasp)… help…
BENEDICT: (Stepping from the back)
Dragon Man, alright… let him go. I’m here.
He drops Toby.
Did you see what they’re saying about El Dragón? They are saying he is… he is… he is… DEAD!!!
El Dragón starts to walk towards Benedict. Benedict backs away.
No… no… no… we went through this last week… no more hugging. Dude… it’s a fking video game. It’s a fking video game. It has no bearing on your being a badass here in real life. They nerf and buff people all the time. My character was like… a GOD OF ROCKETS for a while. Attikus was absolutely worthless for a while. It happens. Get over it… Seriously man… I can’t handle another support group session. I can’t do that again. 6 hours dude. 6 hours of hugging and tears over a video game. Enough! You’re better than this man. You’re El Dragón.
El Dragón nods and falls to his knees trying to regain his composure. He breathes deeply for a while, then stands.
EL DRAGÓN: (Sniffing)
You’re right. I’m El Dragón.
That’s right man… you’re El Dragón! You’re a badass!
EL DRAGÓN: (Breathing in deeply and regaining confidence)
I’m El Dragón!
EL DRAGÓN: (Shouting and extending his arms)
I’m EEEELLLLLLLLLL DRAAAAAGÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!
He runs forward towards Benedict.
Woah… dude… hold on!!!
El Dragón’s right arm catches Benedict by the stomach as he attempts to fly away. El Dragón knocks the wind out of him and runs him straight into the back wall. He collapses on the floor and rolls around gasping for breath. El Dragón marches out of the room chanting his name. Toby walks over to Benedict.
This doesn’t make us even. Not after the bulls**t you pulled at your trial.
Benedict coughs and sputters on the floor, but regains just enough composure to speak for a few seconds.
(gasp)… Fk you Toby… (gasp)… put some… (gasp)… fcking pants on… (gasp)
Benedict collapses on the floor in a coughing fit. Toby walks off with Reyna and Phoebe.