GULF OF MEXICO
-He who throws a stone in the market will hit his relative- Yoruba Proverb
Middle of the Ocean. Sunset. The sea is calm, but it does not have its natural color: it's black. Dead fish appear sporadically on the surface of the water. It can be understood that the black colour is caused by some oil. A ship can be seen in the middle of the ocean.
Two sailors speaking.
The oil spill is much worse than what we had expected.
You're right. We cannot deal with it any longer, we have to contact the President, and convince him to send an EVOKE.
In the President's office.
PRESIDENT (at the phone..)
Uhm... Yeah. Oh my God!... I think you're right.
A computer room with high-tech machines. A man is sitting in the middle of the room. It can be understood that he is Alchemy.
TEXT BOX 1
(President speaking through computer). We need your help with the...
Alchemy is smiling, and does not give signs of being worried or surprised.
... Oil spill. I know that.
I think you'll have to leave this to my team.
A self-sufficient house in the countryside.
I need your collaboration, Agent Giuseppe.
Ok Alchemy... What? In the Gulf of Mexico?
Is that a problem?
No, no problem. It's just that you'll have to give me a bit of time to move from Roletto (to the reader: you'll know where that is if you read my other blog posts) to the Gulf of Mexico.
Granted. Gather the rest of the team.
At the airport. A group of EVOKE agents are preparing to leave.
Nasty business, uh?
Yeah, this is going to be a tough one. Can you imagine? We'll have to stop the oil leaping out of the pump, and we will need to clean that spill that formed in the ocean. How big is it now? 1000, 1500...
Almost 2000 km in diameter. The easy part will be to close the pump. Our robots will do everything we need. The hard part will be re-stabilizing the environment.
Do you think that those AC-130s will help by blowing oil-eating bacteria across the surface of the water?
PANEL D (close up on Giuseppe)
They must. And they must be quick, as well. We cannot allow the spill to reach the coast.
To be continued...