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The 24 Elders and Lucifer (6)

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THREE YEARS LATER

{INT. LARGE GLASSY PYRAMID HOUSE, LUCIFER’S TERRITORY}
Lucifer is in the air at the top of the house. Shade-of-light covers the house.

ABYZOU

(flies to Lucifer)
My Lord, we are six hundred & sixty-five in number.

LUCIFER

And together with me?

ABYZOU

Six hundred and sixty-six.

LUCIFER

Perfect.

Abyzou flies down. Six hundred and sixty-five (665) high Princes, Presidents, Kings, and Queens (including the cabinets) of Lucifer’s clan are standing below Lucifer.

With Lucifer, they become six hundred and sixty-six (666) in number (665 angels, one Archangel). Lucifer opens wide his hands. Black dusts come out of his palms and cover the angels.

All the angels come together; they turn into a black pyramid. Lucifer turns into a big black and red eye. The eye stands on the pyramid.

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The red eye on the black pyramid

The eye opens and it sees Boqer and the Crown of Order beside Boqer.

LUCIFER

(through the mind)
Hahahahaha!

ABYZOU

(quietly through the mind)
Father, what do you see?

LUCIFER

(through the mind)
I see hope. Hahahaha!

TWO YEARS LATER

{INT. GLASSY HOUSE, LEBAB – DAY}

LUCIFER

(stands in opposite direction to Michael)
Michael, let’s take a walk around Father’s place.

MICHAEL

To where?

LUCIFER

To a universe outside Shamayim.

MICHAEL

All right.

LUCIFER

We should be under the Shade-of-light.

MICHAEL

Why.

LUCIFER

Just do it!

Michael waves his hand. Shade-of-light covers them and they disappear.

{EXT. GATE, SHAHAR}
Lucifer and Michael appear before the gate. Shade-of-light goes off from their body. They try to open the gate but a repelling force stops them. Suddenly, Metatron and Jophiel stand in their way.

JOPHIEL

(to Lucifer)
My Lord, The Elders’ council and yours are not aware of your journey.

LUCIFER

(faces Metatron)
And, Metatron, what do you say?

METATRON

Forgive me, Lord, we are just doing our duties.

LUCIFER

(moves closer to Jophiel and whispers in her left ear)
I am the council, why acting strange when I named you? Open the damn gate, now.

Jophiel and Metatron remove the repelling force and open the gate. Shade-of-light covers Michael and Lucifer and they disappear.

{NAVAH-BAYITH}
Lucifer and Michael appear. They walk on the smooth and slightly glowing-golden floor of Navah-Bayith while under the Shade-of-light.

MICHAEL

Wow! This place is excellently beautiful.

LUCIFER

Father made it himself.

MICHAEL

But why did father make this place and no creature lives here?

LUCIFER

That’s the main reason why I brought you here.

MICHAEL

Whoa! I love this place.

LUCIFER

You see, Michael, Father has made this place for all of us to stay and enjoy everything here.

MICHAEL

How are you so sure?

LUCIFER

Okay then, who deserves to live here if not us?

MICHAEL

I think the Elders should be in the right position to answer that.

Lucifer suddenly stops walking, stretches his left hand and stops Michael from walking. He walks three steps forward leaving Michael behind him.

Lucifer begins to sense the presence of a deity.

Rosh-Seraph stands before them but he is outside the Shade-of-light (only Lucifer and Michael is in the Shade-of-light).

Michael and Lucifer are not able to see Rosh-Seraph. Michael raises his hands (he wants to remove the Shade-of-light).

LUCIFER

Michael wait!
(a black eye appears on his forehead)

MICHAEL

(lowers his hands)
What is it?

LUCIFER

(directly faces Rosh-Seraph with the black eye on his forehead but he is not able to see anything. Rosh-Seraph then smiles. A flaming sword appears in the hand of Michael and the black eye on his forehead disappears. He faces Michael)
Wow!

MICHAEL

Did you see anything

LUCIFER

No.

MICHAEL

(the flaming sword in his hand disappears and he sighs)
Then why was that?

LUCIFER

Seem like we are not alone here.

MICHAEL

Do not be afraid, brother, I will protect you.

LUCIFER

(smiles)
No, I am not afraid, I am only angry.

Rosh-Seraph disappears because he is not hearing what Lucifer and Michael are saying; he only sees shadows of them but cannot see them clearly.

MICHAEL

Why.

LUCIFER

The Elders are cheating on us and I think they are spying on us too.

MICHAEL

Lucifer, I don’t think the Elders; living in ultimate peace and satisfaction, can have a thought of leaving their supremacy which they are already enjoying to deprive us of anything. The Most High gave a satisfying life to all of us.

LUCIFER

Now tell me. Who will stay here?

MICHAEL

(looks around)
I must admit, the place is very beautiful. But only the Builder can know who this place was made for.

LUCIFER

(holds Michael’s right hand)
Come on, let’s take a walk around.
(they start walking slowly)
Michael, I love you very much but I don’t think you return my love.

MICHAEL

(nods)
No.

LUCIFER

I didn’t bring you here either to discuss ourselves. Now, this is what I want us to do. We are freewill creatures and are favoured by Father. It is left for us to decide who will stay here.

MICHAEL

No, you don’t have to go that far, brother. We can bring Barachiel here to take estimates and build this structure in all the Territories in Shamayim.

LUCIFER

No! Barachiel can build, but not better than my angels or me.

MICHAEL

(faces another direction)
Sometimes when we lie to ourselves, we get lost in our lies and hardly find the truth. Just look at Barachiel’s Territory. It’s the most beautiful Territory in Shamayim.

LUCIFER

My Territory is the most beautiful.

MICHAEL

How? Haven’t you seen the great designs of Barachiel’s Territory that even the skies have special designs in multi-colours and the Territory salutes you with her wonders on your visit?

LUCIFER

The beauty of a Territory is not what you see outside but what you see inside with your foresight.

MICHAEL

Then why do you love here?

LUCIFER

Because I see beyond what your eyes can see.

MICHAEL

Hmm…
(smiles)
funny.

LUCIFER

According to everyone, “Lucifer is the only one that put a smile on the fiery face of Michael” believe me, I’m glad about that.

MICHAEL

(keeps a serious face)
All right, we were saying something.

LUCIFER

Yes, I was saying that this place belongs to us and we are coming to take it very soon.

MICHAEL

What are you saying, brother?

LUCIFER

I am saying that we possess our possessions by coming to occupy here; are you deaf?

MICHAEL

(giggles)
You must be joking right?

LUCIFER

My lovely brother, I am very serious. I saw in a vision that one day, I will extend my Territories out of Shamayim.

MICHAEL

(nods)
A vision!

LUCIFER

Yes, a vision. I see things, brother.

MICHAEL

Do you realize that you are starting a war?

LUCIFER

False visions don’t come to me. Even if it result to a war, it will be for good. Besides it was very clear and I don’t think there was a war.

MICHAEL

Well then, you should better see who owns this place too. You should always see everything in your vision because it will only happen in your vision, not here. I’m not prepared to oppose the Elders in case they don’t like this idea.

LUCIFER

We all know that Father owns here, the Elders are trying to take here away from us.

MICHAEL

No, I don’t believe that. The Elders are doing their best to make sure we are satisfied.

LUCIFER

Hmm… Satisfied by giving us cruel laws.

MICHAEL

What else do we need?

LUCIFER

We need power, we need our Kingdom outside Shamayim where no law will enslave us, most of all; we need happiness.

MICHAEL

Well, we have all that. The laws are not cruel, they are for our good.

LUCIFER

You are so blind to see beyond your sight, Michael. The law deprives you of freedom and your true self.

MICHAEL

(frowns)
You know, sometimes you think I don’t love you.
(Lucifer focuses his eyes on him)
I do love you. You only hate yourself. We have a good place to live, which Father built for us; he placed us in Shamayim himself. Coming to have eyes on a place where he may have another intention for is stealing, and it’s against the law.

LUCIFER

(anxiously)
Which law states that?

MICHAEL

“Thou shall obey them that have the rule over you!”

LUCIFER

Spare me that!

MICHAEL

If the Elders were like you, they would have occupied Shamayim and here without having the thoughts of bringing us in.

LUCIFER

The Elders brought us in because they were incapable of giving Father what he deserves.

MICHAEL

Even as that, Father was not displeased with what they offer. Oh! You think coming to this place will make you a better person?

LUCIFER

I know Shafat may have loaded you with lies. But also bear it in mind that Father was happy when the Elders suggested our existence to him.

MICHAEL

(faces down for a while, then looks up, and faces Lucifer. Shade-of-light goes off)
I want to go now.

LUCIFER

Please think about it, brother.

MICHAEL

(smiles)
I will.

LUCIFER

Pleasing Father is what we do and that’s why we were created, brother.

MICHAEL

Hmm… I know.
(disappears)

{WOODS, GABRIEL’S TERRITORY}
Gabriel is walking with ELIGOS (a male unit leader angel).

ELIGOS

My Lord.

GABRIEL

(covers Eligos’ mouth with his finger)
Shhhhh!
(to a tree)
Show yourself.

Michael appears.

GABRIEL

You spy on me now?

MICHAEL

We need to talk.

GABRIEL

Is it very important?

MICHAEL

Of course.

GABRIEL

Okay.
(waves his hand. Shade-of-light covers the three of them)

MICHAEL

(through the mind)
No!

GABRIEL

(looks at Michael)
No?

MICHAEL

(through the mind)
It’s highly private.

GABRIEL

(waves his hand and Shade-of-light goes off)
Eligos, please go to your Kingdom, Michael and I got some things to do.

Eligos nods. Michael and Gabriel disappear.

CONTINUE…