THANATOS - ACT 1.3

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
Just your typical day on the job as a reaper.

Submitted: November 26, 2013

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Submitted: November 26, 2013

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THANATOS – ACT 1.3 – Reap’d

 

Characters:

James Thanatos, Kilik Anderson, The Creator.

 

 

[James walking down a street to his assignment]

 

James (Thinking to himself):

Alright. I’ll do this assignment, return to Jason’s place… tomorrow I’ll hit the road with Janson as always and maybe hit the pub… yeah. That sounds nice. Alright… let’s see…

[Pulls out his scroll]

Sandra Parker… Thirty two years old… died of… huh. Well. That’s morbid.

 

[Enter Kilik Anderson]

 

Kilik:

Excuse me sir!

 

James:

Hmm?

 

Kilik:

I’m trying to find my way to the nearest store. My parents and I just moved into town and I’m not familiar where to go. Can you point me in the right direction?

 

James:

Uh, yeah. Just keep heading down this road here, and then take a right. Keep going down that road and eventually you should come across an old general store.

 

Kilik:

Thanks man, I was getting worried that I’d be out here all night long.

 

James:

No problem. Say, what’s your name kid?

 

Kilik:

Kilik Anderson.

 

James:

Nice to meet ya’ Kilik. You seem like a nice kid.

 

Kilik:

Thank you sir. Well, I’ll be on my way…

 

[Exit Kilik]

[James continues to walk and comes across an old alleyway. Inside he finds his assignment]

 

James:

Well, well, well. Mrs Sandra Parker. You must be a bit confused, so let me explain. You are dead, and I’m your personal reaper. Now, to save your breath I’ll just come out and tell you that I can’t hear a single word you’re saying since you’re now considered a soul. So let’s get this over with.

[He puts his arm over the body and a small white orb emerges]

Don’t worry. Soon enough you’ll be enjoying the joys of the afterlife. Glad to see you’re an angelic soul as well. This means you’re going to see the Creator himself.

I’ll be honest. I’ve seen some pretty bad death scenes… but yours is really a tear jerker. Haven’t had an assignment this bad since ’08. Good news is that you will no longer put up with the type of people that did this to you anymore!

[Put's the small orb in his pocket]

Alright, we'll be to your new home in just a minute.

[Closes his eyes and opens them to travel to the afterlife]

Ugh, that always hurts my head.

[A tall being in a cloak stands in front of him]

Got another one for you Creator!

 

Creator:

Hm? Oh, hello James.

[James gives the orb to him]

I'll put this one in the storage with the rest of 'em.

 

[Buzzer noise goes off]

 

James:

What was that?

 

Creator:

Sigh. Some lost souls aren't aware that they're dead so they keep trying to break out of storage.

[Turns around and speaks into a microphone]

Hey! Can you people go five minutes without getting into trouble?! You guys are souls. You're dead, and you're in the afterlife. So please stop forming groups to find out what the "big secret" is, because it's that you're all dead. Simple information anyone would give you if you'd bother to ask.

[Turns back to James]

Jeez. How stupid and ignorant are these mortals.

 

James:

… right. Any who, I'd better get going.

 

Creator:

Not so fast James, I want to have a word with you.

 

James:

Hm?

 

Creator:

You ran into the Icarius family today, correct?

 

James:
Oh yeah, I ran into Jason. He's actually doing pretty good. Met a lovely lady, had a family... I feel happy for him.

 

Creator:

Right. About that, I noticed you introduced yourself as a Grim Reaper to Michelle.

 

James:

So?

 

Creator:

So you don't go around saying you’re a reaper to everyone! All it takes is one small shift in the universes balance to have the whole thing collapse on itself.

 

James:

She's  in a relationship with an angel. I think she knows about the whole afterlife thing.

 

Creator:

You introduced yourself before you knew she was with Jason. You got lucky.

 

James:
Alright, sorry. I won't do it again...

 

Creator:

Well, you have been pushing it a lot lately. Fate's getting pretty sick of fixing your mistakes over and over again. One of these days you're going to take it too far and you'll end up being sent to the Purg.

 

James:

Message received. I promise ya' Creator. I try my hardest to do my job right. It's my life... literally. Every now and then, yes I may do something stupid, but I promise it's not on purpose.


Creator:

Well, you are the most persistent reaper I've had in a while. I'll give you that. But like I said, no more warnings. Watch yourself.

 

James:

Got it. Well, see ya' tomorrow. Who knows how much assignments I'll bring you.

 

[Exit James]

 

Creator:

Sometimes I worry about him...

[Buzzing noise]

Ugh. I knew I should've installed a giant "YOU ARE DEAD" sign in there...

 

[End of scene]

 

 

 

 

 


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