Exterior, night, city park. A couple, man and woman in their late twenties, have been cornered in a dark city park. A street gang of about four thugs surrounds them, a two of them holding sticks like clubs. The couple looks scared as the thugs menace them.
1. THUG 1: Bet you thought you'd cut through our park without paying for it.
2. THUG 2: That shit don't fly.
Two thugs viciously attack the man, punching him, as he calls for help. Another thug grabs onto the woman's wrist. The remaining thug watches.
3. MAN : Help--
4. MAN (sfx): Oof!
Tendrils of ill-defined shadow pull the thugs away from the couple and into the darkness. The couple huddle close to each other on the ground.
5. THUG 1: Aaaahhh!
6. THUG 2: Gaaah!
The couple look out quietly into the suddenly quiet night as they hold each other. The thugs have completely disappeared.
The woman helps the man to walk as she keeps an alert look out into the darkness.
7. WOMAN: T-thank you. Whoever you are…
The woman and man limp through the park, as a response sounds around them.
8. SHADOWS (dark lettering): You're welcome.