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The Wanting

- A retired army ranger whose wife and daughter are terminally ill will try anything to save them from death, even if he has to leave them in the hands of supernatural creatures.

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COLT MCCORD (43) is a retired army ranger who would do anything for his family. Due to a fatal illness called Moyamoya disease, his beloved wife, KIMBER (39), and teen daughter KALI (15) are terminally ill, as doctors have tried everything they could to cure them unsuccessfully. This news gives Colt totally devastated.
Unexpectedly Kimber and Kali's nurse, TUUWA (30), a Native American, tells Colt that there's an option for Kali and Kimber to continue living that consists of an ancient ceremony by her people, but that needs a sacrifice. At first, Colt is incredulous but, unwilling to let his family go, he accepts to take his family to this ceremony.
Colt drives his family, who are sedated, with Tuuwa to a camp established in ancient ruins. There, they are greeted by ELDER CLEON (born in 200 AC), the guardian, and one of the highest authorities of the clan.
Before starting, Tuuwa informs Colt about the process he and his family are going to follow. She tells him that the ceremony will last three days, and after that, he and his family have to remain at the commune for one year. Colt is also told that they are going to reveal all their secrets and, because of that, he has to follow the ceremony until the end and not leaving the camp; otherwise he will die.
Still, without knowing what the ceremony consists of, Elder Cleon finally reveals it to Colt: he and his family will be turned into vampires, therefore, immortal. He also tells him about the process of the ceremony itself, which will consist of a transfer of Elder Cleon's blood to Kimber and Kali. Even though that idea doesn't totally fancy Colt, the promise that his wife and daughter will be totally healed and all of them will be immortal makes him agree.
While Colt waits for Kimber and Kali's ceremony to be completed, he is attacked by BLAYZE (190) and CHURCH (153), two bloodthirsty vampires. Thankfully, Elder Cleon intercedes and tells Colt to be careful and discrete until he's transformed into a vampire.
Kimber and Kali's ceremony is finally completed successfully. They look totally recovered and better than ever. Kimber is the first to wake up, feeling totally confused and scared. Tuuwa feeds her and orders her to wake up her daughter, who drinks the blood and immediately falls asleep again. After that, Colt enters and, with the help of Tuuwa, explains everything to his wife, who thanks her husband for having saved them.
The couple wakes Kali and tells her she's turned into a vampire, news she feels totally excited about. Kali starts to ask questions about the vampire's issues she saw in movies and then begins to experiment with her new sensations and powers. After that, Tuuwa explains to mother and daughter to identify when they are hungry and react as soon as possible; otherwise, they could end up hurting innocent people.
Finally, the time for Colt's ceremony arrives. When the process starts, everything seems to go well, until Colt's body begins to shake violently as Elder Cleon thrashes about violently guttural roars while he tries to remove the tube that connects him with Colt's blood. Elder Cleon orders Tuuwa to bring another bag of human blood, and she obeys after sedating Colt.
Once Elder Cleon has drained this new blood from his veins, he explains to Tuuwa what happened: Colt's blood is venom to vampires. When Colt wakes up feeling really bad, Tuuwa tells him that the ceremony cannot be fulfilled as his blood is a threat to them. The only thing he can do is find a pure blood vampire to try it again, as they won't be able to do it with Elder Cleon.
Colt leaves his family in the care of Elder Cleon and, with the company of Tuuwa and his former battle partner WHISKEY (44), who apparently was converted into a vampire after being mortally injured in Afghanistan, sets out on a journey to search for a full-blooded vampire who will allow him to become a vampire and be able to be with his family forever.

Submitted: October 6, 2020
Last Updated: October 15, 2020

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The Writer: Gary Stewart

Career IT Tech, Owning my own business for 25 years. During the Initial Covid-19 phase. I had a lot of extra time. I ran out of things to watch, most regurgitations of old shows. I thought to my self "Self .... and I knew it was me ...because I was wearing my underwear... I said self You can write a better show than these".... So I did. I decided to tick a few things off my bucket list. The first was doing something outside my comfort zone. and Here we are. Go to bio

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