Ama screenplay – First draft – Scene 14 to 16

Ama screenplay – First draft – Scene 14 to 16

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14.
INT. LILITH’S FOLLY – DIMLY LIT

JASON

Huh? Oh… Many moons ago, yes. And I’m sure it’s Adam and Eve the Bible talks about, not Adam and Lilith.

JASON takes a couple of hard gulps of his pint.

SAMAEL

Shit on a stick. Hang on.

SAMAEL reaches around for his back trouser pocket. His enormous weight and apparent lack of dexterity makes this appear a monumental effort. Droplets of sweat roll down SAMAEL’S face. The flowing yellow beads mingle with grease and dirt and create a small tide of grime. The disgusting brew hangs from his chin for a moment, then drips onto his shirt.

JASON

(mumbles in disgust)

Jesus.

SAMAEL pulls a small Bible from his ass pocket.

SAMAEL

Let there be light!

JASON

You’re kidding. You carry a Bible around with you?

SAMAEL

Yes, of course, doesn’t everyone?

SAMAEL uses his stubby unwashed thumb to swipe with reckless disregard at the dishevelled pages.

SAMAEL

Here it is.

JASON

If you’re about to read the Genesis story to me, don’t bother, I’ve heard it before. God pulls out Adam’s rib, and—voilà!—creates a woman.

SAMAEL stabs at the Bible with another dirt-encrusted digit.

SAMAEL

No, not that bit, not Eve. That’s Genesis 2:21, I’m talking about what happened before that, in Genesis 1:27.

SAMAEL clears his throat and prepares to read.

JASON

Okay fella, you don’t need to—

SAMAEL

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

SAMAEL slaps his hand onto the pages of the Bible.

SAMAEL

Male and female created he them. Male and female; man and woman; at the same time. Adam and Lilith, way before that submissive slut, Eve, came on the scene.

SAMAEL kisses the Bible.

JASON

Take it easy there, big guy. I could almost hear the choir. I don’t care either way, but I’m sure Adam’s other half was Eve.

SAMAEL grins, his slimy anaemic lips sliding over the yellow and black of his sporadic teeth.

15.
INT. COMMUNAL ROOM, THE HOSPITAL – NIGHT

JASON is sitting at the same table from Lilith’s Folly, but it is now located at the centre of the communal room of the hospital. SAMAEL is standing next to the table, still grinning. The YOUNG MAN is hanging from the light bulb cord, directly above the table. Scattered around the edge of the room are the mutilated remains of many men and women. The light bulb is illuminating the macabre scene in flashes.

SAMAEL

Look at all the dead apes, Jason. Look! Isn’t it beautiful?

JASON stands up, grabs his pint and throws back a mouthful of beer, then spits it into SAMAEL’S face.

JASON

You disgusting fucking blob.

JASON smashes the pint glass into SAMAEL’S face, knocking him to the ground in a shower of broken glass.

16.
INT. LILITH’S FOLLY – DIMLY LIT

JASON puts his head in his hands.

SAMAEL

Don’t believe me? Read it for yourself. It’s there, in all its cryptic glory. It doesn’t mention her by name, but it’s talking about Adam and Lilith. Not Adam and Eve.

SAMAEL throws the Bible down on JASON’S table.

JASON

(mumbles)

What the hell’s wrong with me? It’s the drugs… The Doctors have just given me a double dose, that’s all. I’m still in the hospital.

PETER

Stop this, Sam. It isn’t a game.

SAMAEL

What? I ain’t doing anything I shouldn’t. I’m just talking to this guy. Getting to know what’s going on in his witless head.
(chuckles)
It is a game, Peter. A splendid game. You’re just bad at it.

PETER

No, Sam, you foul creature, it’s not a game. The immortal life is not a prize. He must have this chance to see his mistakes, and you will let him.

SAMAEL

Yeah, yeah. You old… Go on then, give it your best shot, but you won’t get this one. He’s not listening to you.

SAMAEL picks up JASON’S empty glasses and heads back to the bar.

JASON stares at the open Bible laying on the table in front of him and reads his daughter’s name, ‘EMILY DRAKE’, which is hand-written on the inside cover.

SAMAEL explodes with laughter, from behind the bar.

JASON

What the fuck is going on? A trick? That’s it, isn’t it? A bloody pub trick. Hypnosis, or something. Not funny, pal. How did you get hold of this?

PETER

No magic, and you’re correct, it’s not funny. It’s all very real. More real than anything you’ve ever known. Repent now, before the judgement is made. Or you’ll go to a place of eternal pain and suffering. Please, before it’s too late.

JASON

Look, I respect your beliefs an’ all, but I don’t share them. I’m an atheist. I don’t believe in God.

SAMAEL

No? God don’t believe in your worthless ass either. You’re an atheist, you say? Well, God don’t give a shit.

PETER

Don’t listen to it, Samael is but a loathsome creature of no consequence. Its only purpose here is to get inside your head and draw out your anger. Don’t let it. God is here and His light is upon you. But, your time is short in this place. Show God the regret you hold for the things you’ve done.

JASON

(angrily)

Things I’ve done? What the hell do you know?

PETER

Your wife, Jason. Ask God to forgive you for killing your wife.

JASON

Okay, mind-fuck over.

JASON drains his pint in one, then pulls the twenty-pound note from his pocket and throws it onto the table next to the Bible.

JASON

Keep the change, you fat bag of shit, if there is any.

JASON stands up and walks over to the door. He tries to open the door, but it remains shut.

SAMAEL

You can’t leave, fuckwit.

PETER

Jason, Samael is right, you can’t leave. You must be taken from this place. Either by me or—

JASON pulls hard on the handle and tries to force the door to open.

JASON

(facing the door)

I suggest you open this door, Sam. So we can part company on good terms.

SAMAEL

No, I don’t believe I will.

VERMIS

Is Lilith here yet? I don’t want to disappoint. I made a promise I must fulfil. He’ll punish me if I don’t. Please let me balance the scales, Samael.

SAMAEL

Shut up, Vermis. You’ll be able to feed Hobs soon enough.

JASON turns away from the door and comes face to face with PETER.


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