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The 24 Elders and Lucifer (2)

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{EXT. MIZBEACH-HALAL – DAY}
All the angels sit on tiered seats, laughing, and watching at the angels of the clan of Michael on the platform displaying their skills. The platform turns into a forest.

{FOREST}
HUDIEL (a male angel of Michael’s clan) fights his fellow angels with a knife. As he slaughters the angels, they bleed red dust of fire.

Nine angels are in a corner of the forest, playing drums of war with their hands.

Hudiel is very fast in fighting. Five angels with weapons fly against Hudiel; he flies at a very high speed against them and slaughters the five angels in a second.

The forest changes to a smooth surface, back to the original platform of Mizbeach Halal.

{MIZBEACH-HALAL}
Hudiel drops his knife and the knife disappears. The bodies of the slaughtered angels join and they all bow to the crowd.

MICHAEL

(to Lucifer)
I taught him that last skill.

LUCIFER

(smiles)
Wow! You and your boys are amazing! Hahaha!

The whole angels (audience) applaud Michael’s clan for their exhibition. Lucifer stands and claps. Soon everywhere becomes silent.

LUCIFER

(to all the angels)
Selaphiels! What do you have for the Most High?

Selaphiel raises his right hand, and groups of angels from his clan appear on the platform and seats appear behind them. The platform changes to a concert hall.

{INT. CONCERT-HALL}
All the angels are with different kinds of musical instruments of the Orchestra. Some instruments are very strange, compared to the ones on Earth. However, all the instruments present on Earth today are with them including very strange ones.

Amdusias is on his twelve-octave keyboards, twelve manuals, and three manual pedal set of a pipe organ.

MURIEL (a female angel of Selaphiel’s clan) holds a golden violin.

Amdusias starts playing the organ with his legs (The organ produces so many different sounds).

The Music starts slowly and gradually becomes fast and faster. Muriel plays a solo with her violin. She holds two violin bows, plays with different styles, and then leaves the bows to play the violin automatically (by intuition).

The Orchestra starts playing very fast. Amdusias walks on the organ and plays the keys with his steps and his powers. After a short display, Amdusias plays an interlude and the Orchestra ends the music.

The concert hall changes back to the platform.

{EXT. MIZBEACH-HALAL}
The angels clap their hands in admiration. The Music group on the platform bows to the crowd.

JEREMIEL

(looks at Selaphiel)
I love what you did there.

SELAPHIEL

(laughs)
Hahaha!

Lucifer and all the Archangels stand and applaud the performers. Lucifer beckons to everybody to keep silence. Everywhere becomes quiet.

LUCIFER

Next match, Michael the Archangel and I will open the ceremony with a fight of praise to the Most High!

CROWD

(shouts)
Yeah……!!!

LUCIFER

(looks at Michael and Michael smiles at him)
You see! They like it, Father would love it too.

MICHAEL

This has never happened before.

LUCIFER

Hahaha!!! I know you don’t like it.

MICHAEL

What if I do?

LUCIFER

Then let’s party! Hahaha!

{INT. HALL, MELTSAR}
The Elders astonishingly looks at the angels at Mizbeach-Halal through a screen. Shafat closes the screen before them.

YAKACH

What is that being up to?

SHAFAT

That event would be one of the best that has ever happened in the arena.

ROSH-SERAPH

Do you think Lucifer can withstand Michael in a fight?

TSALACH

Haha! We’ll see.

YAKACH

(to Tsalach)
Your beloved Lucifer may humiliate you in that event.

TSALACH

Till then.

ROSH-SERAPH

There is something about Lucifer I don’t understand.
(all the Elders look at him shockingly)

GADOL

Huh! Wait, are you serious?

ROSH-SERAPH

It is difficult to read his mind.

SHAFAT

Very simple, that’s because he stays under the Shade-of-light often.

QARA

And I think he is up to something.

SHALOM

Maybe.

GEBURAH

Keeping secrets to that extent may not be for good.

YASHAR

We need to find out why he did that.

HADAR

Hmm… It’s not going to be that easy to get any information from him.

CHEN

Michael is his closest friend and protector. We can get Michael and read Lucifer through him.

TIPHARAH

All our powers together with Seraphs and Cherubs may not decipher something that was discussed or done under the Shade-of-light
(to Chen)
Don’t tell me you don’t know that.

AMATS

Please, respect the young boy’s privacy. Father made it that way.

ROSH-SERAPH

Somehow, I don’t know, he can detect things under the Shade-of-light.

EMUNAH

(turns his face towards Rosh-Seraph very fast)
You don’t mean it.

SHAFAT

Of course by being cunning to the one with him under the Shade-of-light. He can deceive you to tell him your secrets; maybe that’s what he means.

EMUNAH

(exhales)
We hope so.

SHAFAT

(nods)
Lucifer and his clan have great authority because he is father’s favourite, we have to respect that. And, he and his angels have that special gift because Boqer once lived with the Most High on The Throne.

OSHER

Oh! I see… that’s why his clan have this strong authority like Father himself.

SHAFAT

That’s because Father made a promise to Boqer; his favourite star.

AMAN

Boqer; the only star that has been with Father on his throne.

ROSH-SERAPH

Father is highly in love with Boqer, that closeness makes Lucifer and his entire clan like Father himself. My greatest fear is the pride in him.

BERAKAH

Please let us not discuss this guy as if we cannot control him if he fails the law.

GADOL

(to Berakah)
Don’t you see that there is a tendency that laws could be broken by such act?

YAKACH

(to Berakah)
Wait, Berakah! Rosh; who can read every living creature, is not able to read or even understand one set of people living among us, what does that tell you?

BERAKAH

Are you saying it will be difficult to control them?

YAKACH

When you don’t know what is coming, how would you want to prepare for it?

HUPOMONE

But is it really Father’s will for us to punish them?

SHAFAT

It is not for father to punish them, their existence was our idea, so we must do all we can to maintain love in this kingdom.

ROSH-SERAPH

(to Hupomone)
Nobody; under the law, is above any law to go unpunished, Hupomone.

The Elders start to murmur.

SHALOM

Silence! For now, nothing bad may happen. For years, we have been in peace and I think we’ll continue that way.

Rosh-Seraph gradually lowers his head with a sad look on his face.

{EXT. GARDEN, LUCIFER’S TERRITORY – DAY}
The atmosphere is green and white in colour, the grasses and trees are green and white. All the houses are white in colour and in the shape of a pyramid; some are bigger while some are smaller.

{INT. GLASSY-PYRAMID HOUSE}
The wall glows. Lucifer sits in the air; surrounded by crystals. His Cabinets are with him. ABYZOU (a Queen angel), AGRAT (a Queen angel), EISHETH (a Queen angel), MALPHAS (A King angel), BELETH (a King angel), and AZAZEL (a King angel) sit directly in front of Lucifer.

Their sitting style is in the shape of a triangle. While Lucifer sits above them in the air. Shade-of-light is all over the house.

LUCIFER

Something is not right.

AZAZEL

About Michael?

LUCIFER

No, about everything in Shamayim.

MALPHAS

My Lord, we have sworn an eternal oath to obey your command, tell us what is troubling you.

LUCIFER

(flies down and walks around the house)
I need Michael’s trust and all his clan members for things to be right.

EISHETH

My lord, among your kind, Michael is very difficult to convince. He is so straightforward.

LUCIFER

That is why things are not right.

ABYZOU

He never smiles at us. Everyone terrifies at his appearance.

LUCIFER

He doesn’t smile at his angels or even the Elders either.

AZAZEL

My Lord, I think you are in the best position to do that.

EISHETH

His presence terrifies Angels except for the Archangels or the Elders. It may not be easy for our class to go closer.

MALPHAS

His clan members are very loyal to him and cannot easily be convinced to disobey his command as well.

AGRAT

My Lord, Michael loves, respects and obeys you, you can turn his mind to us.

LUCIFER

No, he doesn’t love me even though we’re always together.
(Azazel and Eisheth glance at each other with a doubting look on their faces. He perceives that they know that he is lying)
Of course, he can’t love me like you all do.
(they all smile)
I have tried to decipher his skills but to no avail.

AGRAT

Maybe he will show you some skills at Mizbeach-Halal.

LUCIFER

Of course, that’s one of the reasons I set that match between him and myself.

ABYZOU

My Lord, forgive me, are you sure, you really want to fight with Michael? Remember, he can fall you to the ground before everybody.

LUCIFER

(smiles)
Michael cannot raise his hand against me without the Elders’ order.

BELETH

Then how can you know his skills?

LUCIFER

Some of the Elders don’t like us. They will definitely give him the order to humiliate me, and that’s our chance.

AZAZEL

(shivers and with a shaky voice)
Th… th.. the Elders behind Mi…chael?

MALPHAS

We are doomed.

EISHETH

I thought the Elders were so much in support of you, my Lord.

LUCIFER

Things can change.

ABYZOU

But how did you know, my Lord?

LUCIFER

I am the eyes of Holy Father. Nothing is hidden from my sight.

ABYZOU

If he succeeds in falling you, we may lose respect in Shamayim.

LUCIFER

You see, guys, when you have a goal to accomplish, do not mind the shame on the way to it. No one can understand. Only see yourself accomplishing your goal, only then, you can succeed.

{EXT. WHITE ROOFTOP OF A TOWER, MICHAEL’S TERRITORY}
Michael and Cassiel are looking around at the beauty of the Territory.

CASSIEL

So, what are you going to do?

MICHAEL

One thing is, you must give your best to Father as an honour in Mizbeach-Halal.

CASSIEL

But it’s against no law.

MICHAEL

(frowns)
Just as Lucifer would say.
(backs Cassiel)
Well, I am not Lucifer and I wouldn’t like you to think like him.

CASSIEL

Why?

MICHAEL

Lucifer is against the Elders.

CASSIEL

But!
(with a doubting look on his face, touches his chin with his right hand)

MICHAEL

You don’t think so?

CASSIEL

But the Elders always override everyone’s idea with Lucifer’s.

MICHAEL

(faces Cassiel)
That’s because the law says “Thou shall obey them that have the rule over you.” and because his opinions are always brilliant.

CASSIEL

Are you saying Lucifer is above the Elders?

MICHAEL

No, father placed Lucifer above the Archs and all the angels, so there is no how the Elders will overlook him in some matters. Sometimes, politics, you know.

CASSIEL

(nods)
Hmm…

MICHAEL

The Elders don’t want to break the law before us.

CASSIEL

In that case, should we say the Elders are very wise?

MICHAEL

Lucifer doesn’t think so. He sees himself wiser than even the Elders.

CASSIEL

Are you really going to humiliate him?

MICHAEL

I have no choice. But I love him more than any creature in existence after Holy Father. I don’t understand or know why this is happening but it’s real. Sometimes, it seems like I owe him something.
(sighs)

A surprised look comes over Cassiel.

CONTINUE…