Heart of Clouds
by Adrienne Wilson
*novel adaptation to FILM
*page 113 – Chapter “Seachange”
EXT. OCEAN WAVES. VOICEOVER. BLUE WHALE
As Teenie Alexander made her way to the sea hut, she had no idea that she was part of something much much larger. How could she have known that eons ago an ancient turtle had foretold her birth. That she would be the last girl on the planet who could speak the Language of the Heart. The thing of it is, we just never know what we are going to grow up into, do we?
EXT. BEACH. MORNING. SUNNY
Teenie walks down the beach to the sea hut as the ocean brims with sea creatures dipping and diving, alive. She stops to collect shells along the way, marvelling at the sea glass.
Teenie parts the seaweed curtain, climbs in and sees that Devlin has left her a red rose on top of the abalone shell.
(opens Dev’s note)
He wrote the word LOVE, just like I did
(presses the rose to her heart)
Close in on her hand writing these words:
If I thought of something that could show the language of the heart what would it look like?
Teenie begins to draw in her journal, and decides to write Devlin a special poem
(floating offshore watching)
(Close in on his ancient eye and flippers moving, as he watches Devlin walking down the beach)
They are the last two humans who know the secrets of the heart
(flies near Tut)
Tut, he’s getting closer
(walking down the beach skipping stones)
I wonder what she will say?
Grandfather, I kept my promise, as I told you I would
(notices all the plastic bottles on the sand)
This is just like my dream. It’s so ugly I can’t stand it.
(ancient eyes fill with tears at the sight of Devlin)
(watches Devlin skipping stones as he pauses on the beach)
Out to sea, the ocean is alive with dolphins swimming toward the two of them, and flying fish, and sparrows watching to see the two of them meet
*to page 119 in book Heart of Clouds