The hidden brother

N. Lygeros

Translated from the Greek by Evi Charitidou




At Marina’s home. All there except Fotis. Full shot.

Athanasia
Where’s Angel’s grave?
Irene
We don’t even know where our own are…
Aris
Because you’ve never wanted us to go and find them…
Irene
But, are you out of your senses? Time. The dead with the dead and the alive with the alive!
John
We wouldn’t be alive without the dead.
Marina
It’s at the windmill’s islet…
Athanasia
There why?
Marina
He was killed there…
Athanasia
Who killed him? Silence. Nobody knows who is his murderer?
Marina
The elder say that it was one of his relatives that killed him…
Athanasia
Why?
Irene
Had he betrayed him perhaps?
John
Shouting. No!
Irene
Surprised by John’s reaction. Ok, I didn’t say something…
John
Interrupting her. You’ve already said too much… Silence has its benefits too…
Athanasia
However, I have to learn…
John
You aren’t going to learn anything if you don’t know already …
Athanasia
I know but I want to hear it…
Irene
What do you know?
Athanasia
How alive our own dead are…
John
And how dead the alive are…
Irene
I understand nothing of all this mystery…
Aris
Why do you insist, my Irene? Since you know that nobody can understand everything…
Marina
Eleftheria had a hidden son…
Athanasia is looking at John…
Athanasia
To John. Did you know that?
John
Peter made me aware of this… It’s written in his diary…
Athanasia
Since when?
John
Since the beginning…
Athanasia
When I fainted I heard a voice… It wasn’t just a voice though… Time. It was Angel’s name…
Marina
Curious. What do you want to say?
Athanasia
Now I understand why you didn’t say anything to me…
John
No, I don’t think so…
Athanasia
Yet, now I’m sure…
John
When we are sure is when we make the gravest mistakes.
Athanasia
Fotis is Angel’s murderer…
Irene
O, Holy Mary!
Athanasia
And Fotis is Angel’s hidden brother.
Irene
But how is this possible?
Marina
Everything is possible for the one who believes…
John
But, truth too has many aspects…
Athanasia
I see only one.
John
This is your mistake.

At the windmill’s islet. Flash back. Full shot.

Fotis is on his knees in front of Angel’s grave.
His eyes are wet. Close up.
He takes the cross from his neck and puts it on the grave’s cross…
Flash back. End.

At the same place. Full shot.
Fotis cleans his dead brother’s grave and kisses the upper side of the cross.

Fotis
I’m here again, my brother… Silence.
You are right… Time. As long as there’s life, there’s suffering as well… Silence. But, I won’t be late any longer now… In a while I’ll be close to you again. It’s a matter of time…

Fotis gets up and leaves. He stops for one last time and leaves with the sun.

Flash back. The End.







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