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The Penance (2)

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{EXT. TRAINING GROUND, MICHAEL‘S TERRITORY}

Michael stands in front of his angels and spins his fist very fast like a wheel.

MICHAEL
(to his angels)
Come on, do this.

Gabriel, Selaphiel, Raguel and Raphael are sitting in front of the angels in training. Michael walks to them.

GABRIEL
(to Michael)
You’re done?

MICHAEL
Yeah, for now.

RAGUEL
Gabriel, don’t you think Michael should train all of us just in case something strange attempt to happen again?

GABRIEL
Nothing strange will happen. Just the usual things.

SELAPHIEL
I think Raguel is right.

GABRIEL
Hey, come on, I’m the one who lost so many angels here. Not you guys.

MICHAEL
Hey, guys, Gabriel isn’t interested in your proposal.

GABRIEL
What? Do you like that idea?

MICHAEL
Of course, why not.

RAPHAEL
I like it too…

MICHAEL
I mean, this is what I do, why I was created. So, why shouldn’t I use it to glorify my creator by teaching others?

GABRIEL
It’s up to you. But remember, you denied Satan that knowledge.

RAPHAEL
What are you saying, Gabriel?

SELAPHIEL
Gabriel, we’re covered with love and the Elders approve it!

MICHAEL
Well, my instinct never led me to show Satan anything.

RAPHAEL
That’s a good point.

Their legs begin to blink green.

SELAPHIEL
Michael, is this you?

MICHAEL
(to Selaphiel)
I thought it’s you.

GABRIEL
Pardon!

SELAPHIEL
Pardon what.

GABRIEL
The gate…

RAGUEL
What?

{SHAHAR}

All the Elders are standing outside the gate. Thousands of demons are kneeling before the Elders. Rosh-Seraph is with the Elders but none can see him except the Elders.

QARA
All low demons, none of their leaders is with them.

ROSH-SERAPH
As I said, they’re on their own, this is more like a self-decision.

SHAFAT
They all really decided to go and now coming back the same way.

YAKACH
Strange.

GEBURAH
And confused.

DEMONS
(in unison)
Guardians of the creations of the Most High, please accept my humble plea. I was a fool for believing in Satan. Please pardon me and accept me back into the fold of the angels. This time, whatever thou wills; that will I do without regret. Forgive me for I know not of what I did, I am a sinner and I am here to plead for a second chance. I will never ever leave again, my duty will be to you as the Most High wills.

All the Archangels appear behind the Elders. Michael lifts his right hand and two Holocheists appear near the walls of the gate.

ROSH-SERAPH
All speaking for themselves.

YAKACH
(through the mind to all the Elders)
What if this is one of his tricks?

SHAFAT
Gabriel!

GABRIEL
Yes, my lord?

SHAFAT
Confront Satan; let us see their reactions.

GABRIEL
When?

SHAFAT
Right now. We’ll wait.

GABRIEL
(through the mind to Michael)
It’s up to you, warrior.
(Michael travels in the speed of light out of Shahar)

{EXT. ICY METAL GROUND, PLANET RAZUA – NIGHT}

Abyzou is lying down, gazing up into the dark sky. A wooden torch pinned on the ground is providing light for her.

Suddenly, Michael appears behind Abyzou.

ABYZOU
What are you doing here, Elders’ pet?

MICHAEL
(beats Abyzou flawlessly with one hand)
Where is Satan?

ABYZOU
Go to hell.

MICHAEL
(jacks Abyzou, burns her head with fire, and buries her head in the ground with one punch.)
I know you’ve thrown away your respect, you better go get it back.

Suddenly, a blasting energy hits Michael.

Two feathers come out of the back of Michael and pins into the ground; supporting Michael from falling.

SATAN
(appears in front of Michael and faces the direction of Abyzou as her head is buried in the ground)
Get out of here!
(Abyzou disappears by sinking into the ground)

MICHAEL
(giggles)
She can’t even look at me. You’ve really taught them well.

SATAN
What do you want?

MICHAEL
(stands upright. His feathers disappear)
Wow! You’re unimaginably getting stronger every second. Believe me, I wasn’t aware of that. Seem like you’ve figured out a way to take me unaware…
(suddenly, another blasting energy comes out of the ground and carries him into the sky.)

SATAN
You will bow to me someday!
(suddenly, a blasting energy pushes him into the ground and make a hole.)

MICHAEL
(appears at the edge of the hole where Satan is)
Seems like you’re not the only one with the unforeseen trick. Happy now? Bye.
(disappears)

SATAN
(bursts out of the ground and roars with a thundering sound)
Arrrrrrh!

{SHAHAR – DAY}

SHAFAT
Clearly, he’s not behind this.

YAKACH
He’s clearly offline.
(Michael appears within the Archangels where he was.)

ROSH-SERAPH
They will have to pay a great price to gain back their glory.

SHAFAT
(to the demons)
What you’re asking for won’t be very easy for you to bear. You understand there could be consequences.

DEMONS
(in unison)
I will suffer for what I have done to the Most High. Let, my Lord, do to me as he pleases.

SHAFAT
Give us some time to come to your aid!
(waves his hand in the direction of the demons and all the demons become statically immobilized)

MICHAEL
(whispers to Raguel)
He’s not even aware that they’re here.

SHAFAT
It’s better they stay this way until we figure out how to deal with them.

GABRIEL
(through the mind to Michael)
This is a very hard decision for the Elders.
(Shade of light covers the Elders, they form a circle and their seats appear behind them.)

SHAFAT
Let’s sit down.
(all the Elders sit)

YAKACH
They’re cursed. Just look at them, they don’t look like an angel anymore.

EMUNAH
We need to lift this curse before Shamayim or any other universe can accept them.

ROSH-SERAPH
Eternal curses are not easily lifted.

EMUNAH
Second chance?

GADOL 
They made their choice by leaving us.

YAKACH
They think it’s that simple.

CHESED 
I can feel their pain and great remorse.

A sad countenance comes over the Elders.

Suddenly, lightning bolts accompanied with thunders occur in Shahar.

ROSH-SERAPH
New prophecy.
(Shade of light goes off around the Elders.)

SHAFAT
(to the Archangels)
Wait here. We’ll be back.

All the Elders disappear.

The Archangels walk closer to the demons.

GABRIEL
I can’t even recognize any of them.

RAGUEL
Me too.

MICHAEL
It’s the curse. They’re no more angels, they’re demons.

SELAPHIEL
We know!

MICHAEL
But somehow, I think it didn’t affect most of the leaders. Abyzou and Satan are still in their nature.

GABRIEL
It’s a process, it will get to them. It may take a while of time.

{INT. HALL, MELTSAR}

All the Elders are standing before the Wall of scroll. A write-up is on the Wall of scroll.

AHAVAH’S VOICE
(reads the write-up in the minds of the Elders)
Give them a second chance of a world of their own. The promise I made to Boqer must be fulfilled, I will raise another Lucifer from the offspring of Boqer. My son is coming to completely lift the curse from them and win them back to me. My son is coming soon, prepare the way for him.

The Wall of scroll disappears with the sound of thunders.

The Elders’ seats appear under the Elders and they sit on them.

CHEN
What shall we do now that they are under a curse?
(A round screen showing all the universes appears in their midst. All the universes are covered with red lights except five universes because Shahar, Olam-Chuphshah, Olam-Zaku and Yam-Esh are covered with green lights. While Gan-Eden is covered with a yellow light.)
See? Only Shahar, Olam-Chuphshah, Olam-Zaku and Yam-Esh can accept them.

SHAFAT
Yeah. It’s very obvious, though they’re cursed, Shahar is able to accept them because it’s a gateway. Olam-Zaku is able to accept them because it’s another gateway. Yam-Esh is able to accept them because that’s where they’re meant to be due to the level of their sin, they’re to be destroyed in Yam-Esh. Olam-Chuphshah will always accept them, besides, that’s where they’re coming from. Gan-Eden will only accept them only if they follow through Olam-Zaku and any other universe as a gateway, and of course, you know what that means.

ROSH-SERAPH
And that’s the only way.

{EXT. ROCKY GROUND, ROGHELAZ – NIGHT}

Alastor and Andromalius are walking very fast towards a mountain.

Suddenly, Zepar and Bathym appear behind Alastor and Andromalius.

ZEPAR
Alastor!

Alastor and Andromalius stop walking. Zepar and Bathym run to them. Shade of light covers all of them.

BATHYM
I don’t know how to explain this to the council. Half of my demons are gone.

ZEPAR
Mine too.

ALASTOR
That’s what Andromalius just told me now.

ANDROMALIUS
Out of my control.

ZEPAR
The problem is; they went back to Shamayim.

BATHYM
Do you think they’ll accept them?

ANDROMALIUS
It’s quite a while they left.

ZEPAR
I don’t think they’re ever going to come back. Do you?

ALASTOR
(exhales heavily)
I thought I was the only one affected. Thank goodness, I won’t have to face this alone.

BATHYM
So, what do we do?

ALASTOR
We have to let others know so we can prevent it.

{INT. HALL, MELTSAR – DAY}

GEBURAH
Placing them with Satan would be a big risk. I mean you heard the prophecy, how can we let the Most High’s Son live in Olam-Chuphshah with Satan?

SHAFAT
Tell me, do you have a better alternative?

ROSH-SERAPH
There is no other way, Geburah. As long as they still have the memory of what they did and in the cursed state, Shamayim will never ever accept them.

SHAFAT
They may never forgive themselves with the memory of what they’ve done to our loving Father as well.

CHEN
(nods)
I wish there was a better way.

SHAFAT
At least, things will return the way they were when father’s Son comes.

TSALACH
(sighs)
This was all our fault.

ROSH-SERAPH
Father also thinks this is all his fault as well.

SHAFAT
We have to bear it.

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

Satan and his Executive Council members are sitting on their seats.

SATAN
I perceived that some of our members may be hiding something from me.

AZAZEL 
Forgive me, my Lord, I lost some low members.

BELETH 
What? I’m trying to figure out how it happened to me. I thought I was the only one.

SATAN
Exactly, that’s what I thought. Not only you, it’s happening.

MALPHAS 
What’s happening?

SATAN
You now want to solve your problems yourselves. I understand it’s not your fault, it’s the curse. When we strike the Most High, we all became cursed. Then the Elders added theirs.

ABYZOU
(faces Azazel and Beleth)
What are you doing?

AZAZEL
It just happened,

BELETH
I couldn’t control it.

SATAN
Why couldn’t I read it from you?

AZAZEL
I don’t know.

EISHETH
Any idea where they went?

SATAN
Shamayim.

ABYZOU
What?

SATAN
The attack from Michael wasn’t his nature. He came to find out something. Now I know why.

AGRAT 
Do you think they’ll accept them?

SATAN
I don’t think so, they’re cursed. Nevertheless, let’s watch and see. They can’t get away just like that, we started this together and we must finish it together.

END OF THE PENANCE

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