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The Messengers (1)

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{INT. SATAN’S PALACE, OUKHAH – NIGHT}

Satan and Paimon are under the Shade of light.

PAIMON
Without the animals, getting into the minds of humans will be very hard.

SATAN
Tell me, is anyone of you behind this?

PAIMON
That I don’t know. Maybe that’s how the Elders planned the human life to be.

SATAN
The Elders again! Tell me, is there no way I can go around this?

PAIMON
You have the whole universe and everything in it under your control. There is a way, though.

SATAN
I’m listening.

PAIMON
Possess humans, put fear in them and…

SATAN
(interrupts)
Fear… how? May fear depart from you before me.
(suspires)
And?

PAIMON
Cause great disasters, after all, most of them already loves you, they’ll begin to call upon you; as their god, for help.

SATAN
It’s not that easy, Paimon. We are spirits and we can’t affect the physical world that much. However, I’ve sent some of my demons to put dispute between the humans whom the Elders are having much interest in.

PAIMON
You’ve already started a new war. You know, the souls of the Hybrids and Nephilim are imprisoned beneath the earth.

SATAN
Yes?

PAIMON
In the prison, one side is meant for the Nephilim while the other side is meant for the Hybrids.

SATAN
Yes?

PAIMON
If we’re able to penetrate and break the demarcations between the Nephilim and the Hybrids, they will go to war against each other and …

SATAN
(interrupts)
That war will result to quakes and eruptions on earth.

PAIMON
(nods)
Yes.

SATAN
The Elders can rebuild the barrier.

PAIMON
Not if you lay it as an eternal curse.

SATAN
Yeah, you’re right. I know all that, but that will result to the release of Nephilim…

PAIMON
(quickly)
And the Hybrids as well. Besides, now that humans no longer speak one language, you’ll need to generate lots of recurring havoc that will …

SATAN
(interrupts)
Yes! Recurring havoc! That’s the right word! I know that those fools can never reverse an eternal curse.

PAIMON
Even the Most High cannot stop it if you do it with the powers in your possession.

SATAN
I’ll curse the atmosphere, the sea, the land, every part of the earth. There will be recurring hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, as many disasters as you can mention. I’ll even make it affect all other planets just in case humans advance to extend their territories. While the eruptions and quakes will result from breaking the barrier between the Hybrids and Nephilim.

PAIMON
That will create lots of fear in humans and they will call upon you to save them. Once they call upon you, you can subside the curse for a later time and become their god forever.

SATAN
(smiles)
I am their true god indeed because Olam-Chuphshah is mine and they live in it. However, I don’t want the Son of the Most High to be born. I will destroy them with the closest city controlled by the survived Hybrids. It happened before, and it will happen again. Only that this time, we don’t need to go to war in the name of distracting Shamayim, I guess by now they know what would happen.
(giggles)
Funny enough, they can’t stop it!

{INT. HALL, MELTSAR – DAY}

The Elders are sitting around their table on their respective thrones. Rosh-Seraph is standing behind Berakah.

ROSH-SERAPH
This was the same hour Satan distracted us and destroyed Abraham.

SHAFAT 
There’s no sign of attack from him this time.

QARA 
Even if he plans attacking humans, they speak different languages this time, so, let’s see how he’ll succeed.

YAKACH 
I think he has changed his plans to be humiliated before us again.

The Elders burst into laughter.

{EXT. MOUNTAINTOP, OUKHAH – DAY}

The Shade of light is covering Satan and Paimon.

PAIMON
Master,

SATAN
Yes?

PAIMON
One more thing.

SATAN
What?

PAIMON
I wanted to tell you this but I was afraid.

SATAN
Go on, it’s okay.

PAIMON
It’s been a long time we’ve been before the Most High.

SATAN
So?

PAIMON
Let, my lord, pardon his servant for mentioning this; we can never win the Most High or His angels this battle.

SATAN
Why did you say so?

PAIMON
I saw it in the vision your powers showed me.

SATAN
Why didn’t you tell me earlier?
(Paimon keeps quiet)
Okay, I understand that you were afraid and you’ve asked me to pardon you. Well, I have pardoned you. I know there must be a way to win, now, tell me what you know.

PAIMON
Thank you, master.
(exhales)
There is only one way but you may not like it.

SATAN
Say it.

PAIMON
The Power of the Most High is lying waste in humans. For us to harness it, we need to convince humans to willingly worship us as their gods.

SATAN
What do you mean us?

PAIMON
That’s the part I said you wouldn’t like.

SATAN
Explain!

PAIMON
Each one of us, including the least demon, will become a god unto humans.
(keeps quiet)

SATAN
Hmmm…
(backs Paimon)
So, how will that harness any power?

PAIMON
Once humans bow their heads to any of us as their god, a pinch of the Most High’s powers in them will be transferred from them to us.

SATAN
As their god! Would there be any power left in humans after this is done?

PAIMON
Yes, the power of the Most High can never fade from humans, the more they worship us, the stronger and better we become. Like I said, just a pinch of the powers will be moved to us.

SATAN
For how long can we do this?

PAIMON
For as long as…
(squeezes his face)
Many times. We have to make them worship us as much as possible.

SATAN
With the harnessed powers from humans, can we win this battle?

PAIMON
Yes. We will be clothed in victory.

SATAN
Is there anything you’re not telling me?

PAIMON
Yes, but you’re not ready to hear it.

SATAN
(eyes glow, he faces and walks closer to Paimon)
Say that again.

PAIMON
We have to convince humans to willingly commit evil or break any law that the Elders may give to them in the future.

SATAN
Is that all?

PAIMON
To harness the greater powers, we will have to lure a human into sexual intercourse with multiple humans by becoming a spirit mate to them.

SATAN
(grasps the throat of Paimon)
That will send them all down from Olam-Zaku and bring an end to this world!

PAIMON
As I said, you’re not ready to contain this information.

SATAN
(leaves Paimon)
Well, we’re left with no choice. We need powers and we must do all we can to get it.

PAIMON
Even the dead demons can live well again if they become a spiritual mate to humans.

SATAN
(sighs)
That I know.
(keeps a mean face)
I think you’re right.

PAIMON
About what?

SATAN
I love the way you hide things. Don’t tell me everything yet, because I may be consumed by my own wrath.
(Paimon nods)
What you’ve seen from examining my powers, tell me when I’m ready. Okay?

PAIMON
Okay, my lord.

SATAN
(closes his eyes)
Abyzou, summon the council.

{INT. HALL, MELTSAR – DAY}

Shade of light is covering the hall.

SHAFAT
We need someone big to bear the law. We cannot just send an angel to deliver the Law, which comes from us to humans.

YAKACH
You’re right.

SHAFAT
We all know and are certain about the coming of the Most High’s Son. Yeah! I think what I’m going to say now will be a great idea to this council.

CHEN 
Tell us, Shafat.

SHAFAT
We shall take part in the reign of the Most High’s Son when He comes.

YASHAR 
You’re right. But how can that be?

ROSH-SERAPH
One of you will have to decide to become a soul so that we can benefit from His reign.

SHAFAT
(nods)
Yeah, not only that, one of the Archangels have to make this sacrifice too for it to work.

YAKACH
What happens if we do not want to become a soul?

ROSH-SERAPH
The Most High’s Son may abandon this council and the council of the Archs when He comes. That may cause an unending war far worse than anyone which have occurred.

TIQVAH 
We can never go against the Most High.

ROSH-SERAPH
Neither can the Most High go against His son.

SHALOM 
Then there will be peace!

ROSH-SERAPH
If only the Most High’s Son trusts you. He may think you’re against him. Your sacrifice to be a soul is enough to convince him that you’re with him.
(all the Elders murmur.)

TSALACH 
Well, we owe the Most High our lives. What doth hinder us from paying a price for this kingdom to remain in peace?

HUPOMONE 
What about the Archs?

HADAR 
Yeah, will they agree to do this?

{INT. SATAN’S PALACE, OUKHAH – DAY}

SATAN
(to the council)
We’re going to be involved in human affairs.
(breathes heavily)
Humans no longer have one language or skin colour. The Elders think they are wise. We’re going to show them that we’re above them!
(the council applauds)
Now, this is what we will do; each one of you is permitted to become a god over humans, they shall worship you like the Most High himself.

{EXT. TENT YARD, EARTH – NIGHT}

A possessed girl is talking to an old woman who is a sorcerer.

POSSESSED GIRL
There was a portal; a gateway, to other worlds: planets to planets. It was closed when the first human gave away his power. The portal can be revived with humans’ blood sacrifices.

OLD WOMAN
How can that be done, wise one?

POSSESSED GIRL
Kill every human that is not of your tongue and spill his or her blood on the frosty river. When all men of different tongues are dead, the portal will open in the North, there shall you go through to the world of wealth, and merriment, which I made for you! A world without sickness or death.

OLD WOMAN
I will tell the king in the morning.

CONTINUE…