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Before the Fall (5)

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{INT. HUDIEL’S PALACE, MICHAEL’S TERRITORY}
Shade-of-light covers the palace.

MICHAEL

(dazed)
Hudiel, I want you to do something for me.

HUDIEL

What is it, master?

MICHAEL

Promise me you will do it.

HUDIEL

Is it something against the law?

MICHAEL

It’s something between us.

HUDIEL

Okay, I promise. So what is it?

MICHAEL

Blind me with darkness if I ever rise against the Most High.

HUDIEL

What? You know I won’t do that.

MICHAEL

But you promised.

HUDIEL

Tell me, what is going on?

MICHAEL

Gabriel prophesied that one of us would betray the Most High.

HUDIEL

How many of you were there?

MICHAEL

We were complete. It was in the council.

HUDIEL

Then why did you take it upon yourself as if the prophecy was direct to you?

MICHAEL

Some believed that Lucifer and I knew about the disaster that happened at Olam-Chuphshah that is why our clans were not affected by any ailment.

HUDIEL

What? Why should they even think like that?

MICHAEL

They believed that the Elders did it and we were somehow aware on time and spelled our clans from vulnerability.

HUDIEL

Hmm…

MICHAEL

I just don’t know how to keep my face before them. Please keep your promise, right now I’m no longer myself.

HUDIEL

If you ever rise against the Most High, I will strike you with blindness for eternity. I promise.
(the sky sparks thrice)

MICHAEL

(holds Hudiel’s hand)
Thank you, thank you, thank you very much.

{EXT. CHAMUEL‘S TERRITORY}
The sky shines white. All the houses are in the shape of a square. The lands are covered with purple grasses.

{INT. SQUARE HOUSE}
Chamuel sits in the air. VAPULA, ORIAX, AND BARBATOS sit on illuminating chairs in front of Chamuel. Shade-of-light covers them.

VAPULA

(to Chamuel)
Do you think we are in some kind of trouble?

CHAMUEL

No, but we can suffer from trouble caused by other clans. You all have to be careful. Father may pass a solution to critical matters through us, but that doesn’t mean we can, on our own.

ORIAX

Lucifer underrated the Elders in our presence.

CHAMUEL

What? At where?

ORIAX

The three of us were walking down the street at Agiel’s kingdom, when we saw him talking to some members of our clan, then we decided to listen to what he had to say.

CHAMUEL

He paid a visit to my Territory without my knowledge. So, what was he saying, Oriax?

ORIAX

I really can’t remember everything but I know that he humiliated the Elders and their leadership.

CHAMUEL

Vapula, did you remember anything?

VAPULA

No.

CHAMUEL

(to Barbatos)
What about you, Barbatos.

BARBATOS

Nothing. He said it under the Shade-of-light.

CHAMUEL

How then did you notice his presence if they were under the Shade-of-light?

ORIAX

It was when we came that he used the Shade-of-light.

CHAMUEL

Anyway, I’m glad that the memory is gone.

BARBATOS

Why.

CHAMUEL

I don’t want any trouble between the Elders and any member of the Archs.

BARBATOS

(nods)
Does that mean you will be on one side?

CHAMUEL

Of course, I will be on the side of my family. Even though we disagree, argue and sometimes attempt to fight each other in the council, nothing can separate us.

ORIAX

Whoa!

CHAMUEL

Why sound surprised.

ORIAX

At Olam-Chuphshah, we fought ourselves; we can’t be like the Archs.

CHAMUEL

(nods)
Hmm…

{GLASSY PYRAMID HOUSE, LUCIFER’S TERRITORY}
Lucifer is doing gymnastics with his angels. Abyzou walks towards him.

ABYZOU

Excuse me, my lord.

LUCIFER

(stops)
Yes?

ABYZOU

Uriel, Michael and Barachiel are outside.

LUCIFER

Uriel? What is he doing here?

ABYZOU

He just accompanied them, I don’t think…

LUCIFER

(interrupts)
Shut up! Don’t be a fool. Bring them to me!

Abyzou blinks her eyes; Michael, Uriel and Barachiel appear close to her.

MICHAEL

(to Abyzou)
Thank you.

BARACHIEL

Doing some exercise? That’s cool.

LUCIFER

Hahaa! Thanks. So, why are you guys here?

MICHAEL

Are you joking?

BARACHIEL

Like seriously?

URIEL

What they mean is that you should know.

LUCIFER

Oh, you want good things at the wrong time. Ok, let’s go.

MICHAEL

Well, I brought Barachiel so we can take samples of the uh…

LUCIFER

(interrupts)
Damn it! I know.
(throws a magnetic field from his hand, it covers them and they all disappear and appear before Carvings)
Whew! We’re here.
(to Michael)
So, you can’t design it yourself.

MICHAEL

Haha! You don’t know me.

URIEL

Wow!

LUCIFER

(to Uriel)
What is it?

URIEL

They are beautiful.
(flashes of light appear on his mind)
Very beautiful.

LUCIFER

(uncomfortably)
Well, thanks.

BARACHIEL

(looks at the carvings and smiles)
Which of your angels designed them?

LUCIFER

My best designers.

Flashes of light keep appearing on the mind of Uriel.

BARACHIEL

They still need to learn.

MICHAEL

(to Barachiel)
He won’t admit it. Anyway, I just love it and sort of need one. Especially the one having a star above that universe.

The light shines more on Uriel’s mind.

LUCIFER

(uncomfortably)
Hmm…

MICHAEL

(to Barachiel)
Why did you turn your back? You should take samples.

BARACHIEL

Ha! I don’t need to look at it twice to create that shit.

URIEL

Wonderful!

LUCIFER

(uncomfortably)
Hmm…

MICHAEL

(to Lucifer)
Why are you not saying anything?

LUCIFER

Well, we’re not under the Shade-of-light, so what do you expect me to say.

BARACHIEL

(to Lucifer)
Oh sorry, if that pissed you off. I was just doing that to make your designer improve.

LUCIFER

(snubs)
Oh no! I think we should go now.

MICHAEL

Whoa!

LUCIFER

Haaaaaaaahahahahahahaha!
(Uriel, Michael and Barachiel join him and laugh)
Barachiel is a real-time joker. Believe me, I love your jokes, man.

BARACHIEL

(to Lucifer)
Hahaha! And I love your tricks.

MICHAEL

(points at Lucifer and Barachiel)
You two are top jokers. Hahaha!

URIEL

Then we’re a bunch of jokers. Hahaha!

They all laugh very loud. Michael, Uriel and Barachiel disappear. Abyzou appears before Lucifer immediately. Shade-of-light covers them.

ABYZOU

You look troubled, my lord, what is it?

LUCIFER

(frowns)
Uriel,

ABYZOU

What’s with him?

LUCIFER

He knows our little secret now. I tried to stop him but Michael and Barachiel were there so I couldn’t do anything.

ABYZOU

So what should we do now?

LUCIFER

He won’t believe it though, but at least he knows. He was confused; he thought it was a game for the arena. But we need to act fast because he’s not a fool.

{EXT. SKY, LUCIFER’S TERRITORY}
Uriel, Michael and Barachiel are flying away from Lucifer’s Territory.

URIEL

(to Michael)
Those carvings, what do you intend to do with them?

MICHAEL

I just fell in love with them the first time I saw them. Why did you ask?

URIEL

I think they’re not fancy things.

MICHAEL

(waves his hand and Shade-of-light cover them)
What do you mean?

URIEL

They may mean something.

MICHAEL

Like what.

URIEL

I don’t know, that’s what you need to find out. Maybe you shouldn’t use it.

MICHAEL

Why?

URIEL

It was spelled so that anyone from your clan who sees it would love it. I think that’s why you felt like you needed it.

BARACHIEL

What’s wrong with that? Loving a design is natural. That’s how I see it. Haha!

URIEL

Anyway.

MICHAEL

(to Barachiel)
Design it for me, Uriel is acting like a novice. Hahaha!

BARACHIEL

Sure, maybe I’ll love it too. Hahaha!

URIEL

You guys are real jokers. Hahaha!

They all laugh as they fly away.

CONTINUE…