The murder of the savior

N. Lygeros

Translated from the Greek by Evi Charitidou




At the garden of the heroes. Full shot.

Athanasia
Why did you want us to come here?
John
Now, for you this is the best place….Time. Look…He shows her a grave…
Athanasia
Whose is it?
John
You’ve met him once, certainly…
Athanasia
Was he there?
John
Yes, he had been here. Athanasia looking at the other graves.
Athanasia
Now, everything’s different…
John
Now there’s no need to believe it; you’ve experienced it…
Athanasia
What a strange feeling!
John
I guess that’s how it is for Fotis, too…
Athanasia
Do you know when he’ll come?
John
It’s a matter of time…Silence. Tell me how do you feel now that you’ve committed suicide, my Athanasia?
Athanasia
Now, I really understand what it means to live. Time. I chose what I am…
John
How much I’d like Fotis to be already here.
Athanasia
But he’s here, isn’t he?
John
With a smile on his leaps. Yes, he’s always here.
They walk in the garden. Did you meet Angel?
Athanasia
Angel?
John
Fotis’s brother…
Athanasia
Like recollecting something. That was him?
John
Eleftheria’s son…
Athanasia
I didn’t see Eleftheria…
John
Few can meet her…

In the old times at another place. Flash back.
Violent men are holding Angel and Fotis.
Angel is heavily wounded. Angel falls down by tiredness. Fotis wants to help him, but men beat him.

Angel
Watch out, my brother!
Fotis
It’s you that I’m watching…
Angel
I won’t be able to stand their torturing me…
Fotis
You’ve endured so many things, my brother…
Angel
But, I had still been having my body…
Fotis
Now, you’ll have me… I’ll endure your tortures…
Angel falls again.
Angel
I can’t stand any longer…
Fotis
Be courageous… Liberty is not far away…
Angel
Liberty died…
Fotis
We will find it again!
Angel
I want you to promise me something…
Fotis
Whatever you want, my brother.
Angel
Swear!
Fotis
I swear in the name of Liberty… Angel eases down.
Angel
Please… Kill me…
Fotis
I can’t… I can’t become the murderer of my brother.
Angel
You’ll liberate me… Time. I don’t want to betray the others…
Fotis
I know…
Angel
Then you have to help me! You are made for that, aren’t you!
Fotis
Yes, you’re right… Only for that…
Angel
I’m asking you only one thing…
Fotis
To become your murderer!
Angel
No! To become my liberator… Time. Help…

Fotis escapes men holding him, he takes a gun and shoots…

Fotis
Your tortures ended, my brother…

Men severely beat him… Fotis’s looking the dead body of his brother’s for one last time… and he cries…

My body will endure our tortures…

Men nail his feet down and leave him alone.
Fotis bends down and takes Angel’s hand, he drags him, hugs him and lifts him…
Fotis’s shout tears the sunset apart.
Angel!
Flash back. The end.







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