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Before the Fall (8)

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{INT. HUDIEL’S PALACE, MICHAEL’S TERRITORY}
Michael kneels and invokes Gabriel.

GABRIEL

(appears behind Michael)
What is it?

MICHAEL

(sits on the floor)
I am in trouble.

GABRIEL

(waves his hand and Shade-of-light covers the palace)
What troubles you?

MICHAEL

The prophecy.

GABRIEL

Not only you, it troubles everybody.

MICHAEL

The Elders are quiet, they seem like they no longer care about us since we came back from Olam-Chuphshah.

GABRIEL

The truth is; we don’t know who is who. So, just be careful.

MICHAEL

Tell me, Gabriel, what can make father to abandon us?

GABRIEL

Father will abandon us if all his creations reject him.

MICHAEL

Where would he go?

GABRIEL

I don’t know.

MICHAEL

Do you think Lucifer is right?

GABRIEL

About what?

MICHAEL

About the Elders?

GABRIEL

Maybe. He sees what no one can see, he sees beyond our reach. He is the eyes of Holy Father. The Elders are quiet because they’re afraid.

MICHAEL

Afraid of what?

GABRIEL

I don’t know.

MICHAEL

Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

GABRIEL

What.

MICHAEL

What if the Elders are afraid of our reaction if they openly attempt to oppose Father?

GABRIEL

Don’t be so sure, I don’t think the Elders will be capable of betraying father. But their silence at the time we need them most is strange.

{GLASSY PYRAMID HOUSE, LUCIFER’S TERRITORY}
Lucifer and his cabinets sit in a fire. Shade-of-light is covering the house.

LUCIFER

I have the Power of Order now, but I have not mastered it yet. Which means we need to act fast before they figure it out. Right now, there is a great confusion in Shamayim because, with the Power of Order, I have unleashed confusion and fear among all of them, except my people. When I first took the order, I cast blindness on anyone who attempts to see it. With the way it is, even the Most High could be confused because the power in that crown is bigger than him.

EISHETH

Yes! Victory surrounds us.

LUCIFER

Earlier today, I saw in my vision that we took power through war.

AZAZEL

War? Against who?

LUCIFER

I don’t know. I didn’t see who. Maybe against the Most High himself, and you know what that means, he’s going to run away. He naturally cannot resist us.

ABYZOU

(to Lucifer)
The Power of Order, where is it now?

LUCIFER

It’s safe with me, it moves around with me but no one can see it, even the Most High.

AGRAT

How is that possible?

LUCIFER

Like I said, I will be like The Most High.

MALPHAS

We have some members of all the clans except Michael’s clan. This is a big threat to us.

BELETH

The other day, I attempted to enter his Territory and he appeared before me.

AGRAT

Me too… he stopped me.

LUCIFER

Leave Michael to me. Nevertheless, if it happens that he resists us, Beleth, Azazel, Malphas and I will attack him with four billion kingdoms. Abyzou will lead six hundred million kingdoms against Hudiel and his men, Agrat will fight other kingdoms of Michael with two billion kingdoms. Eisheth; you just stay on the watch, if other clans attempt to oppose us, attack them with the rest of the kingdoms we have. But that should not put fear on you, just leave Michael to me, he’s on our side.

AZAZEL

Okay. The Elders’ council is silent. How are we sure they will not act against us?

ABYZOU

Simple, if all the angels and the Archangels have one decision, they will have no choice than to give us our way.

LUCIFER

It is not that easy. Remember we are taking their position, they may respond in their own way, but with Michael on our side, we can enslave them. By the way, I have good news for us. We have special powers in us. Unlike others, we are the only creatures that can see the Most High and live, others may see him and die. Be grateful for our victory.
(all the Cabinet members smile joyfully)

ABYZOU

Oh my goodness!

LUCIFER

There is nothing to worry about the Elders because the Most High or anyone cannot destroy us.
(they laugh at the top of their voices)
For now, stick to our plans, if Father does not show up and the Elders remain quiet, our dreams will come true. Hahaha!
(they all join him and laugh)

{INT. HALL, MELTSAR}
Shade-of-light covers the hall. Rosh-Seraph is absent.

SHAFAT

Lucifer has shut us out of Shamayim. We now have no access to see or know what is happening there. The Seraphs distrusts us. I’m ashamed of myself.

YAKACH

Who know, Father may had lead Lucifer to shut us out of Shamayim until we figure out the betrayer.

HADAR

I have this inner feeling that Father is in pain, which means someone has really betrayed him.

SHAFAT

True, we all felt it.

HADAR

But we don’t know who.

TIQVAH

I know and believe very well that none of us is a betrayer, even if there may, not to Father.

SHAFAT

Rosh has always been right, and he made it very clear, that for Father to be weak, one of us may be the cause because we are the authorities.

QARA

That’s why we’re alone now? Father, Seraphs, Cherubs, Archs and Angels are no longer with us.

OSHER

Maybe Father wants us to realize that we’ve made mistakes, that’s why he has left us alone. As far as I’m concerned, no one in this council can keep any secret from anyone of us.

SHAFAT

We may all be the betrayer because we can’t separate from one another in decision making, and I don’t think anyone has decided to betray father.

HUPOMONE

Wait, Shafat, this is not our problem now. Our problem is; how do we get to the Angels and Archangels to tell them the truth about what is coming. Father’s state is our responsibility.

CHESED

(to Hupomone)
What? You want us to tell them that we have betrayed Father?

HUPOMONE

Not really, but how can we get to them first?

SHAFAT

Next worship hour, Lucifer may open it and that’s our chance to do anything we decide here now.

YAKACH

We’ll do nothing.

SHAFAT

Why?

YAKACH

We’ve ordered Michael against the betrayer, let us hope on that.

EMUNAH

Are you kidding me? Archangels cannot be fully trusted and we all know that.

SHAFAT

Michael is different, I’ve read him so many times, he’s very wise and stubborn. By the way, he has sworn his loyalty to this council. Personally, I’ve blessed him. His clan can never suffer from anything that others suffer from. He’s my boy.

TAHOR

That shouldn’t encourage us to do nothing. If we should do something, I think we should do it now before the next worship hour, which could be too late to do anything.

TSALACH

Wait! We can’t just break in there and do anything. That is intrusion. The action of the son of Boqer could be Father’s doing, as said Yakach. So we do nothing.

SHAFAT

Even if we’re to do something, there is no how we can do anything right now that we’re shut out. Secondly, we can’t interrupt worship hour.

ANAH

We still have all our powers with us, why don’t we use it to find out things?

SHAFAT

Rosh finds it hard to be with us, Lucifer sees us as enemies, and so forcefully using our powers may worsen things, Yakach and Tsalach may be right.

GEBURAH

They may all oppose us but cannot disobey us if we use our powers on them, Shafat!

YASHAR

Geburah is right; since our intention is good towards Father, let us attempt to serve him well.

YAKACH

(to Yashar)
You don’t get it! We have the power to stop and try to normalize everything, yes! But what if it is against the Most High that we fight in the name of serving him well? What if our attempt is the betrayal, remember; the message was clear to us from Rosh!
(lightning sparks in the hall and fear comes upon the Elders)

END OF BEFORE THE FALL

 

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