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The 24 Elders and Lucifer (4)

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FOUR DAYS LATER

{EXT. GRASSLAND, LEBAB – DAY}
Lucifer strolls around. He sees Shafat and Michael sitting and discussing under the Shade-of-light and smiles.

LUCIFER

(through the mind)
Very good, this is what I wanted. Idiots, please order him against me. You are plotting for your downfall already.

{INT. PALACE OF GOLD, GABRIEL’S TERRITORY}
Gabriel looks through the window. Paimon (a male angel) appears behind him.

PAIMON

My Lord!
(Gabriel quickly turns around)
What are you worried about?
(waves his hand. Shade-of-light covers them)

GABRIEL

I don’t trust Lucifer and I don’t like what he did.

PAIMON

We all know what Michael and his clan do. But Lucifer’s clan can do what other clans can do as well. So, I think he may surprise us.

GABRIEL

I sense something in that match.

PAIMON

Lord, what did you see?

GABRIEL

I perceived something, which I don’t know yet.

PAIMON

Should we alert the Elders to cancel the match?

GABRIEL

Though the Elders trust our words because we only see and say the truth, they honour Lucifer most. By the way, the Elders may not interfere with anything that is to the glory of the Most High.

PAIMON

But if Michael wins Lucifer in the arena what will happen?

GABRIEL

There will be a shift of honour and respect from Lucifer to Michael before us.

PAIMON

What about father?

GABRIEL

Father will be happy but he may turn his back against Michael and his clans for eternity.

PAIMON

(surprisingly)
Why?

GABRIEL

Lucifer and his entire clan is Father’s favourite because he made a promise to Boqer; the mother star. And, you know, that would be the beginning of division in Shamayim.

PAIMON

Innocent Michael. Does Lucifer know this?

GABRIEL

I don’t know for now. Among other things, the Elders are the only freewill creatures that whether wrong or right; Father may never come against them. Michael may be favoured if the Elders order him against Lucifer.

PAIMON

Was it not Lucifer that set the match?

GABRIEL

Yes, naturally, an Archangel should not order his fellow Archs. Michael shouldn’t have accepted the match right at Mizbeach-Halal.

PAIMON

That’s why father may turn his back against Michael if he wins without the Elders’ command!
(nods)
Things are complicated here. So, should we keep silence or air out what we saw?

GABRIEL

We didn’t see anything; we only perceived what you think we saw. No evidence yet.

Paimon relaxes on the wall.

{INT. SKY, MELTSAR}
Shafat, Rosh-Seraph, and Yakach are standing in the air; looking down at Mizbeach-Halal.

SHAFAT

Of course, no one can read Lucifer.

YAKACH

Did you pay him a visit?

SHAFAT

No! I was with Michael, I tricked them with a partial Shade-of-light.
(Rosh-Seraph and Yakach glance at each other amazingly)
Michael has nothing against Lucifer, but he is up to something.

ROSH-SERAPH

Like I said, “Archangels cannot be trusted.”

{PALACE OF GOLD, GABRIEL’S TERRITORY}

GABRIEL

The Elders somehow are confused.

PAIMON

That makes things more difficult.

GABRIEL

No, it makes things easier.

PAIMON

How?

GABRIEL

(sees a white light on his palm and touches Paimon’s shoulder)
You ask so many questions. It’s almost time, we must hurry.
(disappears with Paimon)

{EXT. MIZBEACH-HALAL}
On the platform, Lucifer stands with a long sword. While Michael faces him with empty hands.

LUCIFER

(through the mind)
Michael, take up a sword, please. Do you want to humiliate me that bad?

MICHAEL

(through the mind)
We are both here for our best. So, this is mine.

LUCIFER

(faces the audience)
Michael and I have decided to fight without swords!

MICHAEL

(quietly)
Oh no!

Lucifer’s sword disappears.

{INT. HALL, MELTSAR}
The Elders are watching at Michael and Lucifer through a screen below their feet. Rosh-Seraph is not with them.

YAKACH

Haha! This guy will never stop to amaze me.

TSALACH

Let him alone, he may be doing it by the direction of Father. Who knows!

{EXT. MIZBEACH-HALAL}
Michael sets his two hands forward, ready to face Lucifer. Suddenly, the platform turns into an ocean.

{OCEAN}
The water slips Michael, immediately Lucifer throws a fire rope, it hooks Michael’s hand and he lifts Michael into the sky and hit him in the ocean.

Michael flies out of the water and stands on the ocean. Suddenly the ocean turns into a forest.

{FOREST}
Lucifer moves twelve steps backward, and runs at a very high speed (his feet emit dark smokes) against Michael. Michael disappears and appears behind Lucifer.

MICHAEL

(through his mind)
What was that? Are you out of your mind, come on, you really mean this?

LUCIFER

(through his mind)
To the glory of Holy Father, Brother.

MICHAEL

Ok, let’s do this.
(moves three steps backward and set his fists against Lucifer)

{MIZBEACH-HALAL}
The entire angels stop making noise and look at Lucifer and Michael apprehensively. Everywhere becomes quiet.

{INT. HALL, MELTSAR}
The Elders are looking at Michael and Lucifer through a screen below them apprehensively.

{EXT. FOREST/MIZBEACH-HALAL}
Lucifer sets his fist against Michael.

Lucifer’s eyes and fists become reddish in colour having few mixtures of black colour.

Michael walks moderately against Lucifer. Immediately, a bright light starts shining through Qadosh-Nabab to Mizbeach-Halal. Michael stops walking and looks up.

The forest changes back to Mizbeach-Halal’s platform. All the angels look up.

LUCIFER

(looks up)
Oh Shit, it’s Father.

{SKY, MELTSAR}
The Elders remove their crowns and bow their faces to the ground.

{MIZBEACH-HALAL}

MICHAEL

It’s Father. Haha! It appears Father is already impressed.

LUCIFER

(nods)
Hmm! Why must he take us by surprise?

MICHAEL

(with a surprised look on his face)
What?

Immediately, Lucifer turns into a dragon, disappears and appears in Lebab.

Michael and other Archs turn into their beastly form and appear at Lebab as well.

ALL

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure, they are and were created.

Then all the angels start flying in zigzag motion. Drops of water fall on each of the angels. A bright light then shines on the head of each of the angels.
White hairs then cover the body of Gabriel in his beastly nature (which is his glorious form). Ahavah then speaks through Gabriel.

GABRIEL

(with Ahavah’s voice)
I am your creator. I bless you all.

ALL

Amen!

CONTINUE…