EXT. REST STOP (MATRIX)
Morpheus and Smith clash in the dust - punches, kicks, and blocks coming too fast to see. Smith is wailing on Morpheus, but Morpheus sneaks in a kick that separates them. They take stances a good two distances away. They're about to go at it again when:
NIOBE sprints into the fight. Performing a flying leap kick, Smith grabs her and swings her down, crashing her body into the concrete with a sickening crack-thud. She rolls, fighting the pain, as Morpheus flies back into action, catching the agent with a furious ass of swinging kicks.
Niobe grits back the pain and rejoins her love. Together they assault the agent, their speed almost, almost equaling his, their will capped by the limits of their Matrix-bending powers. Finally, Smith resurges. He lands a punch into Niobe's stomach, and her body folds over unnaturally, as if her back is broken. She crumples to the deck, blood pouring from her mouth.
MORPHEUS screams and brings a hammer blow down on the back of Smith's neck, smashing the agent's face down and imprinting it in the concrete. For a moment, Smith is still. Morpheus collects Niobe and runs for the phone booth, which is still ringing.
IT'S too far. Smith grabs him around the knees, spilling him forward. Man handling him like he weighs nothing, Smith gets on top of him and starts smashing his fists down into Morpheus' face.
"I should have killed you the first chance I had."
Like an enraged silverback, he raises his fists together for one final blow. But instead of striking, his eyes catch something. He flips back, jumping, as a silver streak cuts through the air, a split second too slow to cut the agent's head off. Instead, it slices cleanly through the triceps of the raised arms, leaving nick on the throat.
RAZOR, dressed in a black kimono and wielding two katanas, steps over Morpheus as he pursues the agent. Smith rolls backwards, gains his footing, and retreats from the swirling blades of death. He turns to Morpheus:
INT. MAIN DECK - NIGHT
RAZOR is strapped into one of the interface chairs, his eyes closed.
EXT. REST STOP
HALF-DEAD. MORPHEUS drags NIOBE to the booth.
Behind them, Agent Smith backs away from RAZOR'S dual blades, on long, one short. Whenever Razor attacks, Smith backs away. They circle one another.
MORPHEUS puts Niobe through the phone.
RAZOR forces Smith around.
"Come on, tough guy, come got some Razor."
SMITH frowns and moves forward, but the whistling edge of a blade makes him think twice. RAZOR holds the short sword parallel to the ground, the long sword straight up. He hides his eyes behind the short sword.
SMITH's back is against the sunset. The sun drops below a cloud.
RAZOR flashes the light off his short blade, directly into Smith's eyes, blinding him as he strikes with the long sword.
SMITH, blinded, turns and backs away. RAZOR attacks.
IN the booth, Niobe is gone. MORPHEUS hangs up the phone. He can barely stand up enough to reach the handset. When it rings he picks it up. But he doesn't disappear.
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