EXT. GREAT WALL OF CHINA - DAY
Xena and Gabrielle are painting their names on the great wall when a man stumbles toward them, bleeding and dying.
Xena cradles him in her arms.
The man dies.
EXT. RUSSIAN STEPPES - DAY
Xena and Gabrielle are the only two people for miles, walking through the Russian steppes.
Suddenly, a cloud of dust can be seen in the distance. They watch as a weary traveler approaches. Xena strips off her clothes and jumps in a nearby mudhole. Finally, he pulls up his horse.
Gabrielle leans her head into the mud and attempts to pass air to Xena. Unfortunately, Xena is several feet away breathing through a hollow reed. Gabrielle finishes locking lips with a mud turtle and returns her attention to the traveler.
The traveler hands Gabrielle the bracer and turns around. Xena slowly rises out of the mud, the hollow reed between her teeth, her blue eyes the only color on her filth-covered face.
Xena walks right up to Gabrielle, removes the reed and smiles.
Xena blows into her hollow reed, playing "In a Gadda Da Vida".
Xena looks at it, her expression intense.
Xena starts jogging ahead, while Gabrielle gathers up the warrior's discarded clothing.
She jogs off.
INT. LIBRARY - NIGHT
Xena slips silently through the stacks, library card in her mouth. She gets on all fours and creeps toward the front desk. Slowly she rises, the card held high when the librarian turns around and -- it's Gabrielle!
to be continued...