Scene the 4th
The whole set is
removed, a bed is moved on stage with Decker in it. As the lights slowly stop and become a simple room lit by a
lamp he is seen to be sleeping restlessly.
Behind the bed there is a stand with a bottle and two glasses, behind
that is a window with pulled back white curtains. The curtains appear dingy in this light. He awakens:
What the?? Where am I? Who?
As he speaks he
sits up in bed and rubs his eyes constantly as though they wouldnt focus.
He looks around the
room. He hears the sound of water
running in the bathroom. He looks
at a table behind the bed and begins to weep hysterically,
DECKER: Oh no!
O, dear God, NO! Now, illuminated we see an empty vodka bottle and two
glasses, one of which bears clear marks of lipstick..
What have I done? Sobbing,
God, what have I done?
Am I drunk? I must be,
Stage left appear
the No Name, Jack Patch, and the sisters. They
watch him and begin to talk among themselves.
As they talk Decker remains frozen in time and place.
Go, ahead, now. Take his souls and measure it.
Hes done nothing wrong yet his feelings of guilt and shame are going
to destroy him. Go on, I dare you.
Is there a reason why you hesitate?
Didnt the Almighty One, send you here to
This is the extent of his crime? That
hes in love with Rhiannon?
JACK PATCH: Sadly,
Falto, I am the only one here not controlled by the One Who Is, and I am unable
to explain much of what He does herenot because I dont know, but because
it would harm both Decker and others. If
you must answer to The Almighty,
tell him you were beaten by three witches and the Devil. Smiles evilly.
But bide a moment, The Goddess comes to do her will with him.
Wisdom, does this not give you a great deal of pain to watch?
but, I forget, you cant know or understand while in your
ELLAINE: But what does
cross my mind and my heart is less than pleasant and
The bathroom door
opens, Rhiannon emerges at first she seems nude and glowing, but she is wearing
a golden cloak which is nearly transparent and seems to glow with its own inner
golden light. she sees them and him. She
smiles a knowing smile and gets into bed next to him.
She touches his head softly and he falls back to his pillow asleep.
She lays down next to him and rests her head on his shoulder, his arm
curls around her neck and they both sleep.
So, Goddesses what next? Wisdoms
student remains a puzzle, remains a paradox, confuses me.
Ive failed to find corruption in him.
Am I now a part of your rebellious ranks?
But who awoke Rhiannon? I
see no need for her to have awakened. Surely
either of you could have staged this display of innocence?
It was not us. We thought it was Mr Patch, here.
BUSINESS: Not me, I
thought it was you two.
NO NAME: Then whom?
All exit, the stage
is bare except for the bed where Rhiannon and Decker sleep. Then Business enters
stage left, picks up the bottle and glasses silently and exits the way he
entered. LAURAL enters opposite
with a half filled pitcher of pink lemonade and two glasses which she places
where the vodka bottle was. She
exits where she entered. The room is silent.
Then, at the window, there is a brightening light which renders the thin
curtains bright white. A light
tapping is heard and the head of a pure white Unicorn appears and looks in,
its golden horn reflects Rhiannons glow, and stares as the curtain falls.
The curtain is down but Rhiannons and Deckers voices
are clearly audible.
Decker, please let go of the age thing?
Im older than you know, Ive been married twice,
and have been unjustly accused of murdering
my own child.
DECKER: Rhiannon, I
love youbut was that a unicorn?
RHIANNON: Yes dearest,
our guardian for the night
Im sorry, Im confused, but I love you so damn much I dont care what or
who is outside, as long as were here
still, love, Im so sorry, Ive
been very selfish,
RHIANNON: Love, stop,
you owe me no apologies, Im the one whos been blessed
DECKER: MM mmm????????????????????????
DECKER: A unicorn?
The Hopeless State
The True Awakening
The Teacher Responds
The Flame Remembered
The First Ending of the Light
The End of the First Book
Act One - Scene One
Act One - Scene Two
Act One - Scene Three
Act One - Scene Four
Act Two - Scene One
Act Two - Scene Two
Act Two - Scene Three
Act two - Scene Four
2005 [Charles Grifor]