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The 24 Elders and Lucifer (3)

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{INT. GLASSY-PYRAMID HOUSE, LUCIFER’S TERRITORY}

EISHETH

My Lord, I saw in my vision that one day, we shall rule in a position like the Elders in a world different from this one.

LUCIFER

(drinks wine from a glowing cup)
I have seen the same vision but I do not understand what it means. Well, If you are thinking what I’m thinking you’ll know that there is only one way to make our vision a reality. Because I also see in my vision that for this to happen we shall be the cause of it.

ABYZOU

Oh my goodness, my Lord! You mean we shall start a war?

LUCIFER

And overthrow the Elders.

AGRAT

The Most High may not allow it because he kept them there. 

LUCIFER

(smiles)
The Most High will know when it’s too late, and he will have to succumb because, in my vision, the Most High did not intervene.

BELETH

Then we need to be very diplomatic in our plans and discreetly take over power. That way, success is a guarantee.

AZAZEL

Those fools who don’t know how to manage Shamayim. Hahaha!

ABYZOU

If that happens, I will make Michael and other Archs lick my feet for eternity.

Lucifer frowns and points at Abyzou. A red light comes out of Lucifer’s hand and strikes Abyzou on her mouth.

The energy from the strike carries Abyzou from her seat and hit her against the wall of the house.

LUCIFER

(moves very fast in the speed of light towards Abyzou and holds her head)
I forbid you to talk against any member of the Archangels in that manner. Though Michael doesn’t seem to like me, I love him. I am the head of the Archs, they are my family, anyone who talks against them talks against me!
(leaves Abyzou’s head)

ABYZOU

(shivers and bows before Lucifer)
My Lord; the King of kings, have mercy on your loyal servant this day.

LUCIFER

(lifts his hand, and everyone stands, including Abyzou. His head starts to glow as he slowly rotates and flies upward)
I am the most shining one, the Most High attainted my personality by placing the Elders above me. For this reason, I will ascend into Ab-Panim,
(all their heads glow)
I will exalt my throne above all Living,
(their heads glow more for the second time)
I will sit above the Elders,
(their heads glow more for the third time)
and I will be like the Most High.

A very bright light overshadows them all.

{EXT. SKY, LUCIFER’S TERRITORY}
Lightning and thunderstorm spark and echo heavily.

{EXT. GARDEN, LEBAB – DAY}
Yakach sits on crystal lights under a very tall garden tree. Suddenly, Lucifer appears on the tree.

YAKACH

Why don’t you come down and have a talk with me, my friend?

Lucifer appears beside Yakach. Yakach is taller than Lucifer even while sitting.

LUCIFER

My lord, how blessed I am to see you.

YAKACH

Let’s take a walk boy.
(glances at Lucifer)
Shall we?

LUCIFER

Of course.

YAKACH

(stands and walks. Lucifer adjusts his height and equalizes his height with Yakach’s and follows him)
Hmm… brilliant.

LUCIFER

(smiles)
Thank you.

YAKACH

You’re welcome. I know you may be wondering why I came unexpectedly.

LUCIFER

Of course, my Lord.

YAKACH

You see Michael, is representing Father‘s strength, and
(Pauses)
to be very accurate, he is the fastest creature among your kind and angels.

LUCIFER

Fastest? How does that have to do with me?

YAKACH

(smiles)
You see boy, there are things you don’t know and can never know unless you seek for it.

LUCIFER

Sorry, but I don’t understand, what are you talking about?

YAKACH

The faster you are, the stronger you become. That’s an ultimate law of nature here.

LUCIFER

(pops his eyes open, stops and frowns. Yakach stops walking and stares at him)
Why are you telling me this?

YAKACH

How do you want us to feel if Michael wins you? Of course, we will all feel sad.

LUCIFER

You think Michael can win me in the arena?

YAKACH

O, poor boy! Come on.
(walks and Lucifer follows him)
Michael is not only fast, he is wise like you.

LUCIFER

To the glory of Father, the match must hold.

YAKACH

(frowns)
Did you think I came to ask you to cancel the match? What is wrong with you, boy?

LUCIFER

Apologies.

YAKACH

Gracefully accepted.

LUCIFER

Thanks.

YAKACH

Good. Now! Try as much as possible to be faster than Michael does.

LUCIFER

I can’t do it myself. I need some powers.

YAKACH

(turns his face away with a shocking look on his face. He suddenly looks at Lucifer with a pitying face)
Who thought you that?
(nods)
O no! That’s an abomination.

LUCIFER

Against no law.

YAKACH

(stops walking and faces Lucifer. Shade-of-light covers them)
I know you are brilliant and you always question the law and our ways. Believe me, it’s the best. See, without the law, this place you call home will be like a desert-of-evil. Father’s presence will be no more and we shall all fade away.

LUCIFER

No! The opposite will happen.

YAKACH

(holds Lucifer’s hand)
You know what, boy, I didn’t come here for us to talk about laws.

LUCIFER

(waves his hand and Shade-of-light goes off)
I have to go now.

YAKACH

Hmm… Ok, please face Michael with…
(Lucifer disappears. He nods and looks up)
We have a big problem here.
(disappears)

{INT. HALL, MELTSAR}
All the Elders are listening to Yakach.

YAKACH

Just when I was about to read him, he left. But, I saw darkness in his heart.

ROSH-SERAPH

Shafat, why don’t you go?

SHAFAT

(to Rosh-Seraph)
Haha! The truth is, I was about nominating you for this task.

KOACH

Using Rosh to face Lucifer will be an insult to Father.

QARA

I support Shafat.

YAKACH

No! Rosh don’t.

SHAFAT

Why?

YAKACH

If we all value Lucifer’s existence, you wouldn’t ask Rosh to face him. The truth is, darkness and Seraphim are not friends, and we all know that.

SHAFAT

Darkness huh!

YAKACH

No, I am serious, darkness is in his heart. Besides, Archangels and Angels can never see a Seraph.

SHAFAT

That was the more reason I wanted Rosh to inspect him.
(everyone keeps quiet)

TAHOR

Let’s wait and see the result of his attitude.

SHALOM

I’ll suggest we examine him and make peace with him before he completely turns dark.

GADOL

(stands and hit the table with his right hand)
Such things can never happen in this kingdom!
(sits)

YAKACH

(to Gadol)
Hey, take it easy.

TIQVAH

Yeah! Gadol is right.

HADAR

What if it does?

GADOL

Don’t think so yet.

YAKACH

Now listen up, the way I see it, Lucifer really want Michael to humiliate him for real and he knows Michael can’t fight him without our orders, seem like he want us to order Michael against him that’s why he was somewhat disrespectful to me.

BERAKAH

Hmm… clever, but not enough.

ROSH-SERAPH

There’s one thing about all of us. The only way to repair a corrupt being is to destroy it and make a new one.

SHAFAT

The biggest reason we are scared of Lucifer’s strange ways. It won’t be easy to destroy Father’s favourite before father’s eyes and his existence was our idea. I’m not ready to break Father’s heart yet.

TAHOR

If his destruction will bring peace and unity to Shamayim, I think Father’s heart will be at peace.

QARA

(to Tahor)
Don’t be so sure yet.

YAKACH

One more thing, I discovered that he want to learn something from Michael.

GEBURAH

That sort of sound funny. You should have saved that. Hahaha!

YAKACH

Why.

GEBURAH

It is easier to learn in a class or on a training ground than on a battlefield. Because on a battlefield: you learn after being defeated. Moreover, I don’t think he plans to lose in the contest between him and Michael.

CONTINUE…