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The Strike (1)

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{EXT. TEHOM – DAY}

Satan is endlessly falling in space.

SATAN
(eyes sparkle)
Come on, Abyzou!

{INT. HALL, MELTSAR}

The Elders are looking at Satan in Tehom as he falls endlessly. Shade of light is covering the hall. Rosh-Seraph is standing beside Shafat.

YAKACH
He’s trying to connect with his angels.

CHEN
Seem like he doesn’t know about Tehom; his new home now.
(The Elders quietly laugh shortly.)

SHAFAT
Rosh was right, he is now powerful than we thought.

ROSH-SERAPH
(nods)
Hmm.

YAKACH
At least we won.

GEBURAH
Considering what just happened in Shahar, I don’t think it will be wise to face him ourselves again.

TAHOR
We need warriors.

YAKACH
Warriors?

TAHOR
Yes, warriors. People that can fight fearlessly?

SHAFAT
Tahor, you are right; we need warriors.

GADOL
Well, I think we already have them.

SHALOM
Yes! The Cherubs.

SHAFAT
No! The Cherubs are for our creator.

ROSH-SERAPH
(to Shafat)
We’re all under your command.

SHAFAT
O, Rosh, we know you are desperate to face Satan yourself. Yes, we all know you can destroy him speedily and restore the crown peacefully. But please understand that we don’t want to stain your hands, you are a holy being meant for The Most High, and your covering makes the entire kingdom survive in his presence. See, we won’t give you such chance. The angels were our idea and I think we can handle them.
(to the Elders)
We can’t let the Cherubs out unless the whole kingdom is at stake.

ROSH-SERAPH
Well a moment ago, this kingdom was at stake but the Cherubs were ordered to stand down.

HADAR
The Most High made the Cherubs for war and defence just in case we all turn bad and try to oppose him. And besides, they are not in their will. So, they are meant for The Most High to order as he pleases.

ROSH-SERAPH
They are under your command, Hadar. Listen up every one of you. If you don’t know, know it from me now. You are like The Most High himself, you can create and destroy, build and scatter, give life to a being and do whatever The Most High can do.

GEBURAH
(quickly)
Wait, wait, wait, wait, Rosh, don’t complicate things. Are you saying that we are as powerful as the Most High or what?

YAKACH
Yes, I was about to ask him that, what do you mean ‘we can do whatever The Most High can do’?

ROSH-SERAPH
I didn’t say you are as powerful as He is. I am saying that you have the same authority as him. Satan discovered it and was about to take it from you.

SHAFAT
That we know, Rosh!

ROSH-SHAFAT
No, I mean you can order the Most High to leave and never come back and he will obey it.

SHAFAT
What are you trying to say, Rosh?

ROSH-SERAPH
I am saying that you should please end this war by sending us to recover the crown or protect the kingdom with the Cherubs, Satan can never dream of getting close if the Cherubs are there.

SHAFAT
Okay, how about creating special soldiers? We rather create war beings and avoid Cherubs and Seraphs.

YAKACH
I support.

QARA
We all do!

ROSH-SERAPH
Very great idea. Cherubs should train them once they start living.

SHAFAT
They wouldn’t need to be trained, Rosh.

{SATAN’S PALACE, PLANET OUKHAH}

Abyzou, Eisheth, Malphas, Agrat, Beleth and Azazel are all sitting in different positions on separate chairs in the palace.

AGRAT
Is this what the end looks like?

BELETH
Shhhhh!
(waves his hand and Shade of light covers them)
We have to be mindful of whatever we say, there could be spies around us now master is away.

ABYZOU
It’s not yet the end. I still believe we can win in the end.

MALPHAS
But where exactly is master, because I went back to Shahar, the gate was closed and quiet and there was no sign of him.

BELETH
Could it be that they’ve arrested him?

AGRAT
Or could it be that he has abandoned us?

ABYZOU
He has not gotten the power yet, we will all feel it if it happens.

AGRAT
Then where is he now?

ABYZOU
Don’t you think we should look for him?

MALPHAS
I think he was only arrested. That’s the highest thing the Elders can do; arrest people.

ABYZOU
I can’t remember the name of that prison anymore, can you?

BELETH
No.

MALPHAS
Seriously? I can’t remember either.
(they all look Stunned)

AZAZEL
Summon Vepar, she’s been there. At least she can give us a clue of what it looks like.
(Shade of light automatically goes off)

ABYZOU
Vepar! Come forth.
(Vepar appears and all the cabinet members stand from their seats and surround Vepar. Shade of light automatically covers them)
Tell us, where did the Elders imprison you?

VEPAR
It’s a place of falling, I was always falling and growing weaker all the time there.

AZAZEL
What’s the name?

VEPAR
I can’t remember.

ABYZOU
We used to know everything, why can’t we remember things anymore?

AZAZEL
The Elders. Master once told me “I sense a forgetting spell.”

ABYZOU
Why should they do that?

AGRAT
What?

ABYZOU
What.

AGRAT
I’m surprised that you ask such question.

AZAZEL
I can only remember the name of this universe, Shamayim and Shahar.

ABYZOU
We have the new fallen with us. We should find out from them.

{EXT. AB-OLAM}

Ahavah; sitting on his throne, looks at a place with a little attention.

AHAVAH
Boqer!
(a screen appears and displays Boqer)
What is the problem, why the cry?

BOQER
(sobs)
My son.

AHAVAH
He betrayed us.

BOQER
You made me a promise, now how can that be fulfilled when all the angels that came from me are desolated? I am utterly alone in the Territory you allocated to us. Even the crown that would keep me company is gone.

AHAVAH
Hmm… I feel your pain. Believe me, I am doing my best through the Elders to put things right.

BOQER
You sound weak, my Lord.

AHAVAH
Boqer, tell me. What do you want?

BOQER
Forgive him and bring him back.

AHAVAH
Boqer, Lucifer has risen against me. He seeks for my destruction. I offered him a prize.

BOQER
What prize, my Lord?

AHAVAH
I gave him the chance to be of equals with the Elders.

BOQER
O, my Lord, that is the greatest honour you’ve offered my offspring.

AHAVAH
He rejected it and attempted to cease Shamayim.

BOQER
What should I do now?

AHAVAH
Boqer, Lucifer has betrayed and denied you and I, even with the Shining ability you gave to him, he abandoned it and seek for my destruction. I know that your joy comes from your angels when they worship me. But here is the new promise I will make, my Son shall share your blood and will sit on my right hand and all the kingdoms of Lucifer will be given to him, he shall possess dual blessings; the one from you and the one from me.

BOQER
(laughs joyfully)
My Lord, you mean you will do this for me?

AHAVAH
I have spoken!

BOQER
My beloved Father, I am highly honoured by you, thank you for honouring me among all your creations.

{INT. ANTECHAMBER, SELAPHIEL‘S TERRITORY}

Group of angels are playing different kinds of musical instruments. Some are hanging in the air, some standing on their feet, some lying down, some are sitting down, while others watch at them as they play.

SELAPHIEL
(walks closer to Sandalphon)
Why are you like that?

SANDALPHON
Like what?

SELAPHIEL
Why the face?

SANDALPHON
(smiles)
Hmm! Nothing.

SELAPHIEL
What do you think about the music?

SANDALPHON
Well, I missed Amdusias.

SELAPHIEL
(exhales)
We all do.

SANDALPHON
No, I mean in the music.

SELAPHIEL
He’s made himself our enemy. He was with Satan when they attacked us recently.

SANDALPHON
Why do you sound so weak?

SELAPHIEL
Wished it was possible to bring them back.

{HALL, MELTSAR}

The Elders are sitting around their table and Rosh-Seraph is standing close to the window.

SHAFAT
(stands)
Elders! Let’s take a walk.

YAKACH
Where?

SHAFAT
Nowhere, still here in Meltsar. I’ve got something to show you.

All the Elders stand and immediately the hall changes to a rocky area.

CONTINUE…