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Herodian - Act 10

Short story By: fearnotbooks
Romance



Romantic Play


Submitted:Oct 14, 2011    Reads: 5    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


ACT 10

Scene 1:

We see a lovely hillside covered with lush green grass and off to the side yellow flowers. The sky is an azure and there might be a few puffy clouds about. In the middle of the hillside is a mystic tree-could it be the Tree of Life? It is indeed a lovely day-but something about this causes us to believe that we are not looking at a present day event-no-this spot is trans-dimensional. Now we see Jerry-he's standing near the Tree of Life and he seems somewhat sad. Now an image of a figure begins to appear to him-as it takes form we see that it is Malinda-she's been transformed-is she an angel?

Jerry:

(Reacts.) Malinda? Is that really you?

Malinda:

(Takes him in her arms.) Yes, my darling-it really is me.

Jerry:

(They kiss lovingly.) I miss you so much-and I was so worried about your soul-you know-after your suicide.

Malinda:

You have no need to fear-I'm with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Jerry:

But I don't understand?

Malinda:

Not all things are as they seem, Jerry.

Jerry:

Your death-you killed yourself.

Malinda:

Did I?

Jerry:

Why-yes-your mother and father told me so. You were so depressed-you lost the baby-and then-and then the disappointment of us not being together-I'm so sorry I hurt you like that.

Malinda:

You are fine, Jerry-there's no need for sorrow anymore. I'm with God and all is well. Everything will be okay.

Jerry:

But Herodia-and her people-they plan on subverting the entire world.

Malinda:

Things that have to come to pass.

Jerry:

But why?

Malinda:

Because mankind has turned his back on God Almighty and has gone a whoring after false gods. Gods that they have made up-technology-he worships as a god-science-is now his god-cunning fables-are now his god. The world was created by God-but it knew God not.

Jerry:

Why is that? Why not just force the world to acknowledge the Creator?

Malinda:

The universe is two fold in purpose.

Jerry:

I don't understand?

Malinda:

To you this is given because you are a catalyst.

Jerry:

You know about this-but how?

Malinda:

I'm no longer of this world, Jerry. God's love and his ability to forgive us of our sins goes to the heart of why were are here. The Fallen Ones are damned! They know it-and the arrogance of their perversion to undermine the Creation-however-God is infinitely smarter than any fallen angel-after all-did he not make them too?

Jerry:

Yes-God created everything-those things seen and unseen.

Malinda:

Then you know-that the Lord has a plan that reaches far beyond just us-for He has other flocks.

Jerry:

Life isn't just about the people on Earth?

Malinda:

Long before the universe-there were other Creations-after all-God is Creation itself-his love for all of us goes beyond the here and now.

Jerry:

So-mankind-wrapped up in all his self-interest-can't see the big picture?

Malinda:

When God creates-he creates in its entirety. He doesn't create by evolution-but like the Grand Artist that he is-he creates the thing whole-mature-ready to function. So-in this is the illusion of evolution-the universe was really created in its maturity-with a past and a present and a future.

Jerry:

So-that is why scientist keep coming up with contradictory evidence-because they are looking into a past that while it is real-existed only in the totality of the manifold Creation.

Malinda:

Think about how God created Adam and Eve-they were full grown-thus in them is the example of the universe-it was full grown-mature in its inception.

Jerry:

Malinda-I miss you so.

Malinda:

I will always be with you-all you have to do is think upon me-and I'll be there.

Jerry:

But the world is in grave need of help-it is about to go down the path of damnation.

Malinda:

It always has been.

Jerry:

Can't we stop it?

Malinda:

A path is like a way-the way is set before the path can be complete.

Jerry:

But I can tell them-warn them.

Malinda:

They didn't listen to the holy prophets and prophetess-they didn't listen to the Lord Jesus Christ. What did they do to all of them-they killed them-because they were not the vision that the world wanted. They will listen and accept Herodian. The children of darkness know their own creator-they sense their maker's essence.

Jerry:

So-that is why the world rejects the Living God. Because the damned carry through-the evolution of time?

Malinda:

Yes. They are set on a certain course-the evil gardener has planted his seed amongst the good seed. They grow and develop together-but God will make use of the good and cast away the bad.

Jerry:

But if they all look alike-how can you tell one from another-they all have grown up together-they have mutated-changed-taken on each other's characteristics.

Malinda:

Thus-is God's Reckoning.

Jerry:

What is the cosmic reset?

Malinda:

It is a failsafe-if the prisoners were to advance too far-everything goes back to the original plan-the original design-what was once advanced-will become undone.

Jerry:

Then in order to stop Herodian-one must trigger the cosmic reset?

Malinda:

This thing is not in mere human hands-this thing is of God Almighty-no one-no thing can upset what is written. The world has been on a long and dangerous course of deception. Just reason, Jerry-Adam and Eve-lied to at the very beginning-the evil ones were not playing around! They sought to murder not just those two people-but the entire human race!

Jerry:

And that is what Herodian really is-murderers of mankind?

Malinda:

Yes-they are trying to escape their time of execution-while on death row. They know their time draws near-indeed-is at hand-but they are intelligent beings that have preyed on the ignorance of mankind for countless millennia.

Jerry:

I don't want to be the catalyst.

Malinda:

You have no choice-we all have a part to play in life-some seem grander than others-but even the dying woman and child in darkest Africa-is known by the Lord Jesus Christ.

Jerry:

Then why doesn't God save them?

Malinda:

Why don't you save them, Jerry. Are not we the hands of God? Are not we the instruments of the Lord? You wanted to know how God can tell the good from the bad-you have your answer. Those that do good are good and those that do evil are evil-if you are not for the Lord Jesus Christ-then you are against him.

Jerry:

What about the gray area?

Malinda:

My dear, Jerry-it is but a illusion. There is no third side-either mankind lives or dies-life everlasting-or total damnation-it is a binary principle.

Jerry:

I understand that-like a computer-on or off-no middle switch-kinda on or kinda off.

Malinda:

Luke warm can not be used by anyone. The battle is spiritual-manifesting itself in a physical manifold of time and space-but time can be suspended-leaving only the raw reality-there is but one day.

Jerry:

The seventh day.

Malinda:

I love you, Jerry-and I always will-but you still have much work to do before moving on. (She kisses him sweetly.) Remember me...(She vanishes in a wash of heavenly light.)

(Jerry is now left alone-he is very sad and weeps. But now comes another image-another figure-but this one flies towards him with golden wings shining. As the figure touches the green ground-it begins to transform into what we now see is Herodia. Her wings vanish as she takes on human form. Then she runs to her husband and kisses him passionately.)

Herodia:

Oh-my darling-I've been looking all over for you. How is it that you are found here?

Jerry:

I don't know-I was in a haze-filled with all sorts of emotions-and then I found myself here-wherever here is.

Herodia:

(Looks at the tree.) The Tree of Life. Have you eaten of it?

Jerry:

(Confused.) What-no-why should I do that?

Herodia:

So that you may live forever.

Jerry:

You mean-if I eat from this tree-I will become immortal?

Herodia:

Yes-and you will become like me-your loving wife-we will be married and in love forever-no amount of torment can ever separate us.

Jerry:

I didn't know.

Herodia:

The others-they have started to suspect that I have fallen in love with you.

Jerry:

You mean your mother and father?

Herodia:

Those to whom you speak-are not my real mother and father-I am a princess-my father is the king and my mother the queen.

Jerry:

So-you are not only rich and perversely beautiful-you are royalty. You have spoken of this before-that you are a princess-I guess it never phased me until now.

Herodia:

You have had a lot on your mind-other humans-when given the chance to have anything they'd want-choose riches or power or fame-to have their enemies crushed-to live forever-to be forever young. But you chose me!

Jerry:

I'm sorry about that, Herodia. I guess I kinda got you in a lot of trouble.

Herodia:

No, Jerry-you did just the opposite of this-you saved me-for in you I am one.

Jerry:

You are a demon!

Herodia:

I am a woman-with the will and the ways of any woman. I chose to agree with you-because you casted a spell on me-while I was suppose to be casting a spell on you-you told me that you wanted to marry me and that you wanted me to love you forever.

Jerry:

Sorry.

Herodia:

Don't be-because God is Love! And in order for me to fulfil your wish-I had to change! That is what I've been trying to tell you all this time-I'm no longer the demon you first met. In becoming your wife-you have caused me to transcend my own damnation. Jerry, my people have been trying to escape from hell all these countless millennia-while the answer was right before our eyes-but in seeing we could not see-and in hearing-we could not hear.

Jerry:

I don't follow you.

Herodia:

Love is the way out of purgatory!

Jerry:

I thought there was no way out of damnation.

Herodia:

I thought so too-but apparently-if I can love you as deeply and purely as I do-and believe me, sweetheart-when I tell you that I do-then there must be something that even we-the Herodians don't know.

Jerry:

Well-no one knows God's mind-he is above all of us-his thoughts belong to no man or woman-God is so awesome-that no amount of reasoning can understand his immanence.

Herodia:

God is love.

Jerry:

Yes-he is.

Herodia:

We will have to be very cautious-because-the others must never know for sure-how I really feel about you. If they were ever to have hard evidence-because this world is about the similitude of something far grander in reality than what is before us-they would kill you.

Jerry:

What about you?

Herodia:

Whether I be and angel of God or an angel of damnation-I can not be killed in the conventional sense. I am immortal-and if damned-will be damned forever. But if brought into the brightness of God's light-will be washed and cleansed-no longer filthy with corruption-but made like you-forgiven.

Jerry:

And I'm suppose to believe you?

Herodia:

Why would you not?

Jerry:

Because you are a demon-you invented lying!

Herodia:

But, my husband-why would I lie to you-when I have everything to gain by telling you the truth?

Jerry:

A priest once told me that evil spirits can't tell the truth-they don't know how!

Herodia:

Then I submit to you that I am no longer evil-because I am telling you the truth.

Jerry:

And you don't want me to do the duty of Herodian anymore?

Herodia:

I don't care about my mission, Jerry. Something wonderful has come over me-something impossible has happened to me-to both of us.

Jerry:

I don't want to hear anymore!

Herodia:

Darling, what has come over you?

Jerry:

Malinda didn't commit suicide!

Herodia:

(Reacts.) And you think I had something to do with it?

Jerry:

Didn't you?

Herodia:

No! I swear to you-on all things that are holy-I did not!

Jerry:

Stop that! Just listen to you-trying to sound like the saved-and yet-sounding like the damned!

Herodia:

What can I do to prove to you that I am sincere?

Jerry:

I don't want to be a catalyst to the destruction of the human race. Can you arrange that?

Herodia:

Many are called but few are chosen.

Jerry:

And what is that suppose to mean?

Herodia:

It means that Herodian did not make you a catalyst-they discovered that you were-just like they have done with countless others. This is not something that I have control over.

Jerry:

But you can heal people or cause their deaths-still-you can't undo what has to come to pass?

Herodia:

What must come to pass has already happened. If the morning has come-then the evening has already gone.

Jerry:

What the hell kind of voodoo is that saying?

Herodia:

It is the reality of the world-the day of reckoning draws near.

Jerry:

Do you know when the Second Coming will happen?

Herodia:

No one knows this but God the Father.

Jerry:

Then how can everything be written and have happened? What are your people trying to escape? If you don't know this-where will you run to? When Heaven and Earth will expire-where will you run to?

What magic can save you-your people are damned to be stuck here-in this physical universe-spirits that once proudly roamed the universe-now made subjected to its demise.

Herodia:

I have something to tell you. Something very wonderful has happened to me-to us.

Jerry:

What is it because I could use some good news-anything is better than this.

Herodia:

I am pregnant. We are going to have a baby-it's a girl. That is why I am so happy and filled with hope-the sign of a new beginning-for you and me. Our child--made from our love...

Jerry:

(Reacts.) I can't believe it-I thought that because you were a demon-you couldn't have children. A girl--huh-I think we shall call her-Malinda!





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