THANATOS - ACT 2.1

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The Icarius family gets a surprise visit.

Submitted: November 27, 2013

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THANATOS – ACT 2.1 – A Dreadful experience

 

Characters:

James Thanatos, Lucy Icarius, Mina Icarius, Jason Icarius, Michelle Johnson, Matthew Icarius, Dread.

 

 

[James returns to the Icarius household to find Lucy and Mina sitting on the couch watching TV]

 

James:

Hey.

 

Lucy:

Hm? Oh, hi!

 

James:

Where are your parents?

 

Lucy:

They went out to town to get groceries or something.

 

James:

Ah.

[Notices Mina]

I don’t believe we met.

 

Lucy:

This is Mina. She’s my younger sister.

 

Mina:

Hello…

 

James:

Nice to meet you Mina, I’m James.

 

Lucy:

Where were you?

 

James:
Off harvesting souls, the usual…

 

Lucy:

Oh…

 

 

James:

So yeah… what you guys watching?

 

Mina:

The news.

 

James:

How old are you kids?

 

Lucy:

Seventeen.

 

Mina:

Fifteen.

 

James:

Ah… I just wouldn’t expect kids your age to watch the news…

 

Mina:

Apparently some girl was found dead in an alleyway on the outskirts of town…

 

Lucy:

Sandra Parker… isn’t that what’s-his-face’s mom?

 

Mina:

Depends on who the hell “What’s his face” is…

 

[Jason and Michelle come home]

 

Jason:

Hey kids, sorry I’m late.

 

Michelle:

Traffics a bitch.

 

[Awkward silence]

 

Jason:

Right. Anyway, we decided to pick up pizza for dinner. Mina and Lucy, you two go get washed. Where’s Matthew?

 

[Matthew comes through the front door]

 

Matthew:

I’m not late! On time, see?!

 

 

 

Jason:

Perfect. Michelle sweetheart, can you go serve the pizza while James and I have a small talk?

 

James:
Hm?

 

Michelle:

Sure, I guess so…

 

[Michelle goes into the kitchen while Matthew goes upstairs]

 

James:

So what’s this about?

 

Jason:

I want to lay down a few ground rules if you’re going to spend the night here.

 

James:

A-alright?

 

Jason:

I’m just going to push the entire BS out of the way and cut to the chase. You’re annoying and I don’t want you here. However, I would do anything to make sure Michelle gets what she wants, and if she wants you here, so be it. First thing tomorrow I want you gone, got it?

 

James:

G-got it…

 

[Kids come downstairs and Michelle comes in and serves the pizza]

 

Matthew:

So who are you again? I don’t think we met…

 

James:

Uh, I’m James...

 

Matthew:

What do you do?

 

James:

Reap the dead…

 

Matthew:

Oh, that’s pretty cool!

James:

Heh, thanks kid… how old are you?

 

Matthew:

Seventeen just like Lucy, but older.

 

James:
Ah.

 

Michelle:

So where do you plan to go when you leave tomorrow, James?


James:

Who knows? I might just end up traveling the roads with Janson.

 

Jason:

Janson?

 

James:

Yeah. He’s a necromancer. He’s… like a sidekick.

 

Lucy:

Cool…

 

[They finish eating and the kids go upstairs]

 

James:

So what now?

 

Michelle:

Well, we could watch TV. They have a Breaking Bad marathon on tonight.

 

Jason:

Ugh, not that show again…

 

Michelle:

Why? What’s wrong with it!

 

Jason:

It’s a teacher who magically knows how to cook Crystal Meth.

 

Michelle:

He’s a chemist, he knows how to make it.

 

Jason:

I just don’t buy it.

Michelle:

James, tell Jason here that it’s a good show.

 

James:

Um… never saw it… we could watch The Walking Dead!

 

Jason & Michelle:

Oh dear god, no!

 

[A small purple orb appears out of thin air behind them]

 

James:

Um… guys, what’s that?

 

Michelle:

Hm? Oh my god…

 

Jason:

It can’t be him, can it?

 

James:
Is it a threat?

 

Michelle:

Are you kidding? It’s anything but a threat!

 

[The orb grows larger and suddenly takes the shape of a door]

 

James:

A door… well, I guess that’s not threatening.

 

Jason:

It’s what’s behind the door you idiot.

 

[The door swings open and a tall man made out of shadows steps out]

 

???:

My o’ my, hasn’t it been a while?

 

Michelle:

Dread! It’s been ages!

 

Dread:

Well, working in hell does keep me from seeing the living.

 

 

James:

Dread… works in hell… I take it that you’re a demon?

 

Dread:

Correct. I assume you’re not a mortal?

 

James:

Nah, I’m not that low. I’m a reaper.

 

Dread:

Reaper? Who do you work for?

 

James:
Creator and Asmodeus.

 

Dread:

I’m Asmo’s right-hand-man. How have we not met?

 

James:

I don’t go there too often. Asmo and I aren’t the best of companions, I’ll tell you that.

[Let’s out a small chuckle].

 

Dread:

Right. So Jason, how are the kids doing?

 

Jason:

Fine. A pain in the ass at times, but it’s worth it.

 

James:
Wait, if you’re a demon, and he’s a retired Angel, how do you two know each other?

 

Dread:

Most demons would try to kill an Angel without second thought; luckily I’m better than that. I’m not stupid to be a catalyst to the Creator and Asmodeus’s feud that’s been going on. I met Jason during one of their conference meetings and we’ve got to know each other. Every now and then when I’m on vacation, I’ll stop by, just like it is now.

 

James:
I see…

 

Dread:

So, how’s things been going for you guys?

 

 

Michelle:

Could be better…

 

Dread:

Hm? How so?

 

Michelle:

This stupid vampire named Jareth keeps harassing me.

 

James:

Vampires? Jeez, it’s been a while since I heard about them.

 

Jason:

That’s what bothers me.

 

Dread:

Has he been feeding on you?

[Michelle shows him the two bite marks on her neck]

I see. This means that he’s disobeying the treaty Queen Lily and Asmodeus made, stating that if the vampires stop feeding on humans, they won’t have to suffer the consequences of the afterlife…

 

James:

Queen Lily?

 

Dread:

Yeah. She’s not really a queen. She just likes to call herself that. She’s in control of a small group of vampires on the outskirts of town in the mountains. Maybe I should go and have a word with her…

 

Michelle:

But you just got back! You shouldn’t spend your vacation doing work.

 

Dread:

I put my job before my free time Michelle. I’ll be back soon. Lily isn’t something I can’t handle.


Jason:

See ya’. Nice talkin’ to you.

 

[Exit Dread through the door as it turns back into a purple orb and vanishes]

 

James:

Well… that was weird…

 

[End of scene]


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