THANATOS

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A little story I came up with about Death himself. I've tried making this into a novel, but I found out writing it as a script is a lot better.

Submitted: November 22, 2013

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Submitted: November 22, 2013

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THANATOS – ACT 1-1 – Death Comes Knocking

 

Characters:

Jason Icarius, Michelle Johnson, Lucy Icarius, Mina Icarius, Matthew Icarius,

James Thanatos.

 

 

[Jason Icarius is in the kitchen of the Icarius household making breakfast]

 

[Enter Michelle Johnson]

 

Michelle:

Mm, morning Jason.

 

Jason:

Mornin’ sweetie. I’m making eggs. You want some?

 

Michelle:

Sure. What time is it?

 

Jason:

It’s almost nine.

 

Michelle:

Oh. I was worried a slept in.

 

Jason:

Hmm? How so?

 

Michelle:

I could barely sleep last night. I’m surprised I didn’t wake you.

 

Jason:

Oh you did. I ended up sleeping on the couch to be honest. Has something been bothering you lately?

 

Michelle:

I’ve been having a lot of nightmares recently.

[Sits down at the table and starts eating the eggs]

 

Jason:

Nightmares? That doesn’t sound like you.

 

Michelle:

I know. It worries me.

 

[Enter Lucy, Matthew, and Mina]

 

Lucy:

Dad, Matthew hid my phone on me!

 

Matthew:

Where’s your proof?

 

Jason:

How old are you guys again? ‘Cause I swear to god you’re acting like a bunch of six year olds.

 

Lucy:

Well, all I’m saying is that I put my phone on my desk before I went to the washroom, and when I came out it was gone.

 

Matthew:

I’m telling ya’ Lucy, I didn’t take your stupid phone. Why would I when I got a better one than you?

 

Lucy:

To piss me off, perhaps?

[Mina starts to laugh]

What’s so funny?

 

[Mina pulls out the phone from her pocket]

 

Mina:

I took it.

 

Lucy:

Ugh. Why do I have to put up with you people?

 

[Lucy grabs the phone and heads upstairs while Mina chases after her]

 

Matthew:

So dad, can I go outside with Lennick for a few hours?

 

Jason:

I don’t see why not. Your mother and I are heading out to town this afternoon so try to make it back by noon, alright?

 

Matthew:

Alright. We’re not going far, just down the road. Mornin’ mom!

 

[Exit Matthew]

Michelle:

Morning.

[Rubs her neck]

Man, my neck has been killing me all morning.

 

Jason:

Let me take a look at it.

[Kneels down and examines Michelle’s neck and discovers two small bite marks]

Uh-oh.

 

Michelle:

What’s wrong?

 

Jason:

I think he got to you last night… I’ll go grab a bandage.

 

Michelle:

Jareth?! How did he get me this time?!

 

Jason:

That’s what bothers me. Those bumps weren’t there last night so that means that he got to you overnight.

 

Michelle:

You’re telling me he was in our house while we were sleeping?!

 

Jason:

That son of a bitch. I swear, I feel like he’s only doing this with no other intention than to piss us off.

 

Michelle:

We’re not even safe in our own home.

 

Jason:

I hope he realizes that what he’s doing is just getting his entire species in danger.

 

Michelle:

So what do we do?

 

[Jason puts the bandage on Michelle]

 

Jason:

I could inform Asmodeus… although that might be a bit excessive. For now, we should just be cautious.

 

[Someone knocks on the front door]

Michelle:

I’ll get it.

[She get’s up, walks over to the front door, and opens it]

Hello?

 

[A man standing in a dark black cloak holding a scythe in one hand is on the doorstep]

 

???:

I’m here for your soul…

 

Michelle:

Wh-What?!?!

 

???:

Nah, I’m just kidding!

[Pulls down hood on the cloak]

Name’s James Thanatos, the one and only Grim Reaper of Riverdale.

 

[Awkward silence]

 

Michelle:

A-alright…

 

James:

Sorry to frighten you like that, couldn’t help myself. The real reason I’m here is because my lame excuse of a car broke down and I was wondering if I could use your phone to call for a tow truck.

 

[Awkward silence]

 

Michelle:

A-alright…

 

[Jason comes to the door]

 

Jason:

What’s going on out here?

[Looks at James]

Oh-no…

 

James:

Jason?! Jason Icarius!? Long time no see buddy! Last time I saw you was at your retirement party! How’s it been going?!

 

Jason:

Ugh. Oh, you know. Met a woman, had kids, etc, etc…

James:

This lovely lady here is your wife?! And you had kids?! Look at you living the ol’ retirement life to its fullest!

 

Michelle (To Jason):

You two know each other?

 

Jason:

We occasionally met in the afterlife from time to time. Since I was an angel that looked over people who were dying, Mr. Grim Reaper here would bump into me time to time.

 

James:

Heh, those were the days!

 

Jason:

Why are you here anyways?

 

James:

Well, your lovely wife here –

 

Jason:

Girlfriend…

 

James:

Oh. Well, your lovely girlfriend here is allowing me to call for a tow truck.

 

Jason (Looking at Michelle):

Really? Isn’t that lovely.

 

Michelle:

I’m just trying to be nice…

 

James:

Out of all of the houses I could’ve broken down in front of, who would’ve guessed it was be yours!

 

Jason (Looking at the sky):

Yeah… it must be fate. Michelle, we wouldn’t happen to have any Aspirin do we?

 

[End of Scene one]

 


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