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The Ominous (1)

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{INT. HALL, MELTSAR – DAY}

Michael is standing before the council of the 24 Elders.

SHAFAT
You’ve made us proud for your courage to detect and know about what was going to happen and get prepared for it. However, you shouldn’t have changed his name, that was not part of the order. Father is not very much happy with what just happened. You can see that we all grieved for it. Go to him and tell him our decision.

MICHAEL
(nods)
Yes, my lord.

{EXT. OLAM-CHUPHSHAH}

Soldiers of the clan of Lucifer surround planets and are guarding it.

AN ANGEL
Someone is approaching from Shahar!

AZAZEL
(appears at the doorway to Olam-Chuphshah)
Weapons!
(all the soldiers set their weapons and are ready for a fight.)

HUDIEL
(comes out of the doorway)
Drop your weapons!

AZAZEL
(amazingly)
Says who?

MICHAEL
(suddenly appears behind Azazel)
Says Hudiel.

AZAZEL
(Shivers and turns)
Oh!
(sees Michael and lowers his face)

MICHAEL
Even to look at my face is a problem for, you guys, nowadays. Where is your honour now?

MALPHAS
Shut up!

MICHAEL
(turns and sees millions of soldiers with fire-arrows aiming at Hudiel and him)
What? They’ve forgotten us so soon?

HUDIEL
(two soldiers attack him, he uses one foot to slap and beat them with it. The energy from his foot rotates the soldiers rapidly and falls them before him and he stands on them)
Cowards; I said drop your weapons.

Michael points at Malphas and Malphas’ body becomes icy. Hudiel grasps another two closest soldiers to him and hits their heads together and they disappear. Then all the hands of the soldiers begin to shiver, so they all drop their weapons: the weapons disappear.

MICHAEL
Fools! You receive me like a stranger, well, I’ve introduced myself.
(points at Hudiel)
There,
(faces Azazel)
meet Hudiel.

AZAZEL
Lord Michael, what do you want from us?

MICHAEL
I want to see Lucifer.

AZAZEL
Nobody answers such name here and the one you may be referring to doesn’t want to see you.

MICHAEL
Hmm! Tell him that I want to see him.

AZAZEL/LUCIFER
(body changes)
Ah!
(turns into Lucifer)

MICHAEL
I suspected that as much, because I couldn’t read you.
(sees the word “SATAN” behind the black triangular symbol on the right chest of Lucifer)
Oh damn! It worked?

SATAN
You can’t read my angels either. You also have pride too, just look at him
(faces Hudiel)
Fearless,
(faces Michael)
believe me, if you were in my position you would do worse. I think the Elders know what I’m talking about. By the way, you’re welcome, my foolish brother.
(waves his hand and the place turns into a palace)

{INT. SATAN’S PALACE, PLANET OUKHAH – DAY}

SATAN
It wasn’t you who fought me.

MICHAEL
Hmm… funny. It was me. You’re weaker than the last time I saw you.

SATAN
For goodness sake, we are at war, Michael. Why did you fight me back there in Shamayim, you broke a natural rule.

MICHAEL
The Elders gave me orders anyway.

SATAN
Your order expired when you raged at the Elders. The order accompanied your thoughts.

MICHAEL
You deceived us but your trick was unprofessional. You were supposed to be in a defensive formation; instead, you stayed in a war formation. Why was that? You thought you could just wake up and take over what doesn’t belong to you that fast? Come on! You thought we were fools?

SATAN
Don’t tell me you came all the way here to argue with me.

MICHAEL
I can’t believe that you wanted me to bow to you. Still, I miss you; even the Elders and the Most High missed you. The Most High and all of us wept for you when you fell.

SATAN
Spare me that. The naming wasn’t you.

MICHAEL
It was me.

SATAN
All right, what brought you here?

MICHAEL
Well, congratulations!

SATAN
For what?

MICHAEL
You’re now a member of the Elder’s council. That’s why I came. It’s a pity you lost your eyes together with your honour, you could have read me.

SATAN
I’m not interested. I’m a god here! No one can change a name given by the Most High himself.

MICHAEL
You lost your honour and you brought shame and disgrace upon the One who named you, so the name couldn’t accompany you, that’s why I named you Satan, so you could at least go somewhere because Shamayim was already rejecting you. You should thank me, however, I didn’t know it was going to work because I was only moved by my instinct to do that.

SATAN
Will you be glad to have Satan rule over you like an Elder?

MICHAEL
If it’s the will of Father then so be it. I’ll love it.

SATAN
Tell them that I am not interested unless I will take the position of Shafat.

MICHAEL
(smiles)
Seriously? Please stop being foolish.

SATAN
Hmm.

MICHAEL
No one can change the position of Shafat, the Most High gave him that position himself.

SATAN
You named and banished me and it worked. Someone can do the same to him.

MICHAEL
Well, maybe you can suggest to him yourself that he should dishonour his glorious position as you did. So that someone could do that.

SATAN
If I tell him he’ll do it, right?

MICHAEL
Yes!
(nods)
Maybe.

SATAN
Hmm… Then tell him what you’ve just said.

MICHAEL
Well, they’ve heard you.

SATAN
What? You brought in the eyes of my enemies?

SHAFAT
(appears)
I’m sorry. But we need you among us.

MICHAEL
(keeps an apologetic face)
Oh, see…

SATAN
(interrupts)
You fool!
(to Michael)
Get out!!
(disappears)

The environment changes to the doorway of Olam-Chuphshah.

{EXT. DOORWAY, OLAM-CHUPHSHAH}

MICHAEL
(to Hudiel)
Wow! Let’s go.

Shafat nods and disappears. The icy body of Malphas changes back to his normal body. Hudiel smiles and disappears with Michael.

{INT. HALL, MELTSAR}

The Elders are sitting around the glowing triangular table. Rosh-Seraph stands closer to the window.

SHAFAT
(relaxes on his chair)
He appears weak but he is actually strong.

YAKACH
Maybe he has not figured out a way to use the power of order very well.

ROSH-SERAPH
The more reason we should act fast. Father didn’t create us to live separated. He now passionately hate you all. We need to do something about this.

YAKACH
It’s very obvious that Satan wants to be like the Most High, and that can never happen as long as I exist.

EMUNAH
(faces Yakach)
We!

YAKACH
Sorry, as long as we exist.

ROSH-SERAPH
Good. So, what do we do now?

SHAFAT
He is on a mission to corrupt all the universes under Shamayim. First, we will protect all these places from his reach and try to bring him back to Shamayim, it is not Father’s will for us to fight each other unless wickedness is involved.

YASHAR
(to Shafat)
Oh wait, I know you feel for him and that we all do. I understand that, but it seems like you didn’t receive the message he sent to us. He rejected the offer to become one of us, giving us a condition that doesn’t exist and you still talk of bringing him back. Tell us, how do you plan to achieve that?

SHAFAT
You’re right, it will be difficult to restore his state of mind. He still has some kindness in him, at least he cares for the angels loyal to him. We all know he is greatly in need of power and control, I think if we give him that we can gradually win him back to our side.
(The Elders murmur.)
As we plan about that, it is important that we have a replacement, a person that will stand in place of Lucifer during worship. Suggestions, please.

EMUNAH
I think we should use Michael.

QARA
No… it will consume him and he may be no different from Lucifer.

SHALOM
Michael cannot be easily controlled like Lucifer. Lucky for us the crown of order is not two.
(Some of the Elders giggle.)

SIMCHAH
Wait, Shalom, I was just looking at all of you, seem like you’ve forgotten that Satan broke the law and deserve to face punishment.

SHAFAT
Simchah, let us not complicate things. We shall give him another chance, the truth is; his kind of being overshadowed him that he was not able to control his desires as others did.

SHALOM
This mantle is not given by power. We should concentrate on the next Lucifer for now.

CONTINUE…