INT. A TINY PRAYER CHAPEL (TUCKED AWAY IN THE CONVENT) --SAME
Two oak lecterns stand in the middle of the room. On one is a large old tattered copy of the Holy Bible. On the other sits an equally worn antique copy of The Book of Mormon.
PULL BACK --
Blowing the sacred trumpet, a marble statuary of the angel Moroni stands astride a modest religious alter. There is an early 19th century quilt draping one of the back walls, depicting the birth of the Mormon church. Sadie and Vi enter the small chapel cloister from the outside...still holding hands. Upon entering, Vi pulls her hand away and puts it to her nose.
Musty in here.
Not too many people come here anymore.
It's more like a museum than anything
else. But, I like it...
Sadie leaves the door wide open to clear the air.
Vi walks over to the statue of Moroni. She looks it up and down and then...quotes Joseph Smith.
"No matter what God requires is
So you've read the prophet...
Vi steps back and looks at the intricate quilt, stealing a glance at the beautiful Sadie.
Vi again quotes Joseph Smith, looking suggestively into Sadie's eyes.
(mildly flirty tone)
"Take away The Book of Mormon and
Revelations and where is our
religion?..We have none."
I'm impressed, sister. You've done
some reading. That's one of my
favorite quotes from the father.
Sadie grabs Vi's hand and thrusts on the ancient copy of The Book of Mormon resting on the lectern --
This is one of the first printings
of The Book...printed just after our
father was murdered...You are one of
the few to touch it.
Vi is startled and pulls her hand from "The Book"...
Sorry, Violet....I wanted you to
know...This room is my source.
This is our reason for being here,
Violet. When you forget, come here,
it'll remind you why you serve.
Call me Vi, sister Mercedes. I'm
one of you now.
As they leave the tiny chapel, Sadie (again) holds Vi's hand.
Call me Sadie, sister Vi.
Let me show you our room.
She closes the cloistered chapel doors behind her, locking
INT. SADIE'S ROOM -- LATER -- NIGHT
Everyone in the convent is asleep.
EXT. THE CONVENT GROUNDS -- CONTINUOUS
(Scene note -- The camera prowls the convent grounds...the
barn, the fields, the main buildings).
INT. SADIE'S ROOM -- SAME
CLOSE ON -- Sadie is asleep. Her classic beauty is silhouetted in moonlight.
Vi's eyes are sexually pinned to Sadie's sleeping form.
She bites her lip.
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