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4.9: The Sleep

Our heroes get some rest.

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(00:00) INTRO:

(00:00): PREVIOUSLY ON…

 

TESSA
Previously on Inn Between…

 

Inn Between theme plays in the background.

 

CASTOR
(scandalized)
Your family thinks you’ve been dead for years? And you didn’t even write a letter?

 

ROSIE
(sheepishly)
Hi, Mom.

 

MOTHER
Rosie, I am so glad you’re here. And alive!

 

ROSIE
So, you’re not angry?

 

MOTHER
Oh, angry isn’t even in the neighborhood of what I am!
(sweetly)
How about we get you and your friends some supplies?

 

Inn Between theme fades.

 

 

(01:01) THE SLEEP.

 

Background sounds of a tavern.

 

MAX
That’s… the wildest story… I’ve ever heard!

 

KILLIKER
Is it really? I think I should be offended!

 

ROSIE
Oh no, don’t be. Not just anyone can kidnap herself!

 

MAX
The only thing that would have made it better is if you’d collected your own ransom. That’s what I’d do.

 

KNOWLES
(dryly)
Would you really?

 

CYBILENE
(laughs)
Of course he would.

 

ZARA
(dully)
Hardcore.

 

MAX
In fact, I’m sorry we can’t do it now.

 

KILLIKER
Can’t we? I thought you had some noble lineage or something.

 

MAX
My dear Killiker, I burned those bridges long ago.

 

ROSIE
(amused giggle)
I know the feeling!

 

TODE
Seems like a relatively harmless grift.

 

CASTOR
Uh, there’s no such thing as a harmless grift.

 

MAX
Obviously you need to learn about more grifts.

 

CASTOR
(uneasily)
Uh… No, thank you.

 

ROSIE
Wait! I want to learn about more grifts!

 

MAX
That can be arranged. Let me buy us all a round, hm?

 

Chair scrapes against floor.

 

MAX
And then I can regale you.

 

ROSIE
Oh, don’t mind if you do…

 

TODE
None for me, thank you.

 

Chair scrapes against floor.

 

TODE
I’ll be going to bed, I think.

 

CYBILENE
Actually, I’ve been wondering, Tode. How do you sleep in a tree without falling out?

 

TODE
Oh, it’s quite simple, actually. Would you like me to show you?

 

Chair scrapes against floor.

 

CYBILENE
I would!

 

Two sets of footsteps walking away.

 

MAX
Suits me! Two less drinks to buy.

 

KNOWLES
(amused)
Cybilene’s not going to sleep outside.

 

MAX
No. But, by the time those two are done gabbing, I’ll have finished hers anyway!
Now, where’s that pretty barmaid?
(loudly)
Sadiyah!

 

Footsteps walking away.

 

ROSIE
Should we tell him?

 

KILLIKER
Tell them what?

 

ZARA
Sadiyah’s not as sweet as she seems.

 

KILLIKER
(laughs)
(fondly)
Knowing Max? That’s actually a selling point.

 

KNOWLES
To each their own, I guess.

 

ZARA
(chuckles)
(dryly)
Good luck.

 

Chair scrapes against floor.

 

ZARA
I’m heading to bed too.

 

ROSIE
Don’t you want your drink?

 

ZARA
Max can have mine. Night.

 

Footsteps walking away.

 

KILLIKER
(hums, a sweet and soothing melody that repeats itself without changing in volume)

 

Killiker’s soft humming remains throughout the scene.

 

CASTOR
You know, Rosie? I wasn’t sure what to expect from a Drow city, but… this is neat!

 

KNOWLES
Is it… different from a dwarf city?

 

CASTOR
(yawns)
(through his yawn)
Yes and no.
(normal tone)
Not as different from a… human city, but… Rosie wasn’t joking about the culture shock.

 

KILLIKER
(stops humming)
(chuckles)
You drow and your reciprocity.

 

ROSIE
(teasingly)
You wood elves and your anarchy!

 

KILLIKER
Now, I get the feeling you like a little “anarchy”.

 

ROSIE
Well, you’re not wrong…

 

KILLIKER
(laughs)
(starts humming the same tune again)

 

CASTOR
It has been a while since I’ve been to a proper city either way, though.

 

KNOWLES
Too long buried in books?

 

CASTOR
(yawns)
Buried in a monastery library in books, yeah.

 

ROSIE
(yawns)
(tiredly)
Stop yawning, you’re making me yawn.

 

CASTOR
(slurring his words)
That’s not a thing…

 

KNOWLES
(holding back their own yawn)
No… It’s a thing.
(clears their throat)
Yawning is…
(yawn)
Yawning is contagious.

 

ROSIE
It’s not even… like we went that far today…

 

CASTOR
How far do you think we’ll go tomorrow?

 

KNOWLES
Depends on if that shortcut works out.

 

KILLIKER
(soothingly)
What shortcut?
(immediately starts humming again)

 

ROSIE
We can’t tell you all our secrets.

 

CASTOR
(sighs)
Gods, I’m so tired…

 

Fabric shifting as he sets his head on the table.

 

KNOWLES
Don’t fall asleep on the table.

 

CASTOR
I’m not falling asleep I’m just…
(groggily)
I’m just resting my head for a minute.

 

ROSIE
(giggles)
(sleepy as well)
You’re totally falling asleep.

 

KNOWLES
Gods, we must have been more tired than I thought…

 

ROSIE
(slowly as she starts drifting off)
You know… it’s funny, traveling underground, because, uh, you always go farther than you think…
It all kind of…
(through a yawn)
…blends together…
(continued)
… when you can’t… see the sun…

 

KNOWLES
(dopily)
Mm… yeah…
(snores)
(mumbles in their sleep)

 

ROSIE
(giggles)
(fondly)
Lightweight.

 

KILLIKER
(chuckles)
(continues humming)

 

ROSIE
It’s nice, though… Being home…
(through a yawn)
Didn’t…
(continued)
Didn’t expect that.
Mm…

 

Killiker continues to hum for a moment more.

 

KILLIKER
(stops humming)
(softly)
Rosie?

 

ROSIE
(mumbles incoherently)

 

KILLIKER
Good.
(loud, harsher whisper)
Max!

 

Slow footsteps approach.

 

MAX
(pleased)
Very well done, Killiker.

 

KILLIKER
Thank you.

 

Both characters keep their volume low through the scene.

 

MAX
Who has the map?

 

KILLIKER
Knowles, I think.

 

MAX
Alright.

 

Shuffling of a bag followed by paper crinkling as the map is unrolled.

 

MAX
Here we go!

 

KILLIKER
(amused)
They even have the shortcuts marked.

 

MAX
I’m sure they won’t mind if we borrow it.

 

KILLIKER
(flatly)
I thought you were just going to copy it.

 

MAX
Do I look like I have an eidetic memory?

 

KILLIKER
Ignoring the fact that nobody… looks like they have an eidetic memory…
(earnestly)
We can’t steal from them.

 

MAX
We can do whatever we want!

 

KILLIKER
Come on, Max. This doesn’t feel right.

 

MAX
Why on earth not?

 

KILLIKER
(unhappy sigh)
Well, you know… I—It’s Cybilene’s brother! And his friends.
I like them.

 

MAX
(flippantly)
I like them too. So?

 

KILLIKER
(insistently)
So, Cybilene’s not going to be happy.

 

MAX
That’s why we’re not telling Cybilene.

 

KILLIKER
(disbelieving)
That’s worse. You realize that’s worse?
What are we going to tell her when she asks where we got our shortcuts from?

 

MAX
I’m sure you’ll convince her of something.

 

KILLIKER
(firmly, a touch angrily)
I don’t con my own party.

 

MAX
It’s a little white lie, Killiker! Cyb won’t know the difference!
(loudly)
It’ll be fine!

 

A pause.

 

MAX
(sigh)
Fine. I promise I’ll give it back.
Satisfied?

 

KILLIKER
(sighs)
(unsatisfied)
It’ll do.

 

MAX
Good! You’ll see, it’ll be worth it!
(darkly)
The Gem of Fortune will be ours.

 

Background sounds of tavern fade away.

 

 

(08:11) OUTRO:

(08:11) NEXT TIME ON…

Inn Between theme plays in the background.

 

TESSA
Next time, on Inn Between…

 

CASTOR
Where to next?

 

KNOWLES
What happened to our map?

 

ROSIE
(excitedly)
Next stop is the volcano city! Finally, we’ll get to see some sunshine.

 

ZARA
What are all these people doing here?

 

Rocks and dirt turning over the ground before falling.

 

CASTOR
(muted yell)

 

ROSIE
Castor!

 

 

(08:35) CREDITS:

 

HANNAH
This episode, “The Sleep”, was written and directed by Hannah Wright with assistant director William Wright. The show is produced and edited by Katherine Ayers.

Castor is Caleb Del Rio. Zara is Quin Leigh. Tode is Anthony Morales. Rosie is Lucille Valentine and Knowles is JV Hampton-VanSant.

Cybiline is Kira Apple. Max is Malcolm Jay and Killiker is Sam B. Nguyen. Rosie and Stella’s mom is Alice Jooren.

Our theme song is by Eli Hamada McIlveen and our artwork is by Gabrielle Buxman. Our transcriber is Ria Couoh.

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Music ends.

 

 

HANNAH
This story was created in the traditional territory of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute peoples, and edited in the unceded territory of the Salish, Kootenai, and Kalispel peoples.

 

(09:39) POST-CREDITS:

Background sounds of tavern.

 

TESSA
Here are the drinks you ordered…
(cuts herself off)

 

Sleepy sighs.

 

TESSA
(irritated)
What on earth?

 

Glass clinks as a tray is set down.

 

CASTOR
(startled noises)

 

KNOWLES
(panicked, wordless exclamation)

 

ROSIE
(incoherent mumble)

 

KNOWLES
Wha… What happened?

 

TESSA
Nice of you to join us. You know, we do have beds.

 

 

Background sounds of tavern fade away.

 

EPISODE ENDS.

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