Episodes 93 & 94
- *Sorry so late. I will post tomorrow, also.*
*Strange Paradise: Episode 93*
*Episode 93: Slideshow: http://tinyurl.com/y6j5v6*
Laslo: "Ominous clouds of night hovers over Desmond Hall as Jean Pail
struggles in a web of evil. Spun by his enemies both inside and outside the
mansion. The Master of Desmond Hall looks on in horror as Emily the gentle
Emily falls beneath the spell of the Serpent god."
"Emily stop this. You don't know what..." Jean Paul grabs her and turns her
to face him. "Don't touch me!" Emily says to him. "Emily listen to me."
he says letting her go. "No. You interfere between me and my God." "Emily
you don't know what you're doing." "You don't understand!" Emily turns
away from Jean Paul. "This is me as I should be. As I want to be." "No."
Jean Paul shakes his head. "No I remember the shy and quiet girl who used
to read my books and sit by me in the evening." "That Emily is no more."
Emily wakes up on the couch with Jean Paul sitting next to her. "Emily,
Emily are you all right now?" "I've been all right all the time." she says
as she smiles at him. "Emily do you remember anything that you did before
I made you rest here?" "Well yes, no. I'm tired, I want to sleep." "Emily
listen, listen to me carefully. I've got to tell you something. You can't
remember anything of what you had done?" Laslo walks in. "What a cozy
scene." Jean Paul glances at him. "There always seems to be a t�te-�-t�te
of some sort at Desmond hall lately. Nothing secret I presume?" Laslo says.
"Miss Blair wasn't feeling well, she's been very tired." Jean Paul says
holding Emily's hands. "I feel much better now. I really do. Quite myself
again." Emily says smiling at Jean Paul. "Do you?" "Of course I do Jean
Paul. You worry too much." "As do we all when a pretty young lady seems to
be in trouble." Laslo says walking through the Drawing Room. "I said Miss
Blair had been feeling unwell because she was overtired from her research
project. That is all." "Quite, quite." Laslo says as he fixes himself a
drink. "Oh I've been out to much to long. A little wine for the weary
wayfarer." "I'm glad you're here." Jean Paul tells him.
"Thank you cousin." Jean Paul stands and walks across in front of the
couch. "Because Miss Pruett is missing. Her luggage is gone." "Miss
Pruett? Our little Agatha. How unfortunate. She seemed so happy here."
"You didn't see her in town?" "No. I thought she was safe at Desmond Hall
with you." "Laslo she disappeared suddenly. Now when I told you last
evening that she was to leave this house I did not intend that she should
leave at night." "Drive a poor maiden out into the darkness and fog; I
should hope not, I do hope Miss Blair you will not leave that suddenly.
Some wine?" Laslo asks. Emily sits up. "Oh no thank you. I�m very weary. I
really should be going to bed." Emily stands. "Emily let me escort you to
your room." Jean Paul says then walks with her to the doorway.
"You're very kind but there's no need to. I can find my way." Stepping
into the foyer Jean Paul looks at her. "All right. We'll talk in the
morning." "Yes it's been a pleasant evening." Emily tells him. "Go
straight to sleep." "I shall. Goodnight."
"Goodnight Miss Blair." Laslo calls out as Emily walks away and Jean Paul
closes the doors of the Drawing Room. "A very pleasant evening? When the
lady was so exhausted she all but collapsed. It's very strange." Laslo
tells Jean Paul. "And no concern of yours. I want to talk to you Laslo."
Jean Paul says as he walks across the Drawing Room. "Do you?" "About
Agatha Pruett." Emily starts walking up the staircase when she stops. She
hears the front door close and turns and walks back down the stairs. Raxl
walks into the foyer and Emily stares at her. Raxl glances at her then
walks to the Drawing Room doors. Emily walks towards her. "Miss Blair is
there something you want?" "No. I..." "I've been out searching for
Quito, it was rumored he was seen in town again pursued by townspeople.
Quito despite his physical power needs protection." "Yes." Emily says
staring at Raxl. "Miss Blair is something wrong? The household did not run
smoothly while I was away. I hope you will understand." "I understand.
It's just that when you came in I... There's something you and I share
Raxl. Something I don't understand. It's as if tonight I visited a new
world I never new existed. Though I've forgotten where or what it is. I
only know that you have shared it."
Raxl stands and stares at Emily. "You talk in mysteries Miss Blair." "I
know. I'm sorry. Goodnight." Emily says then walks up the staircase.
"Goodnight." Raxl tells her watching Emily as she leaves. Then turning she
knocks on the Drawing Room door. Laslo tells Jean Paul. "I assure you I
know nothing of the sudden disappearance of Miss Pruett." "I find that I'm
unable to believe you." Jean Paul tells him. Raxl knocks again. "Come in."
Jean Paul calls out. "You have so little faith in me Jean Paul." "Perhaps
that lack of faith is justified." Raxl enters the room. "Master?" "Raxl."
Jean Paul says as he turns to her. "I did not mean to interrupt." "You
didn't Raxl. Just a quiet little chat. Of the sort I'm becoming accustomed
to." Laslo tells her as he walks over to the table and sets his glass down.
"But I must get about my business. I have thousands of foul and evil things
I must do before the evening is out." Laslo bows. "Jean Paul." Laslo leaves
closing the door behind him. "Master I have searched in vain for Quito. I
heard in town that he was being hunted again." "Well if he was roaming
about surely he would return to Desmond Hall." "No he's afraid, Master.
Someone has made him afraid of people who want to protect him." "Nothing
but tragedy for everyone I promised to care for." Jean Paul says turning
away from Raxl. "Nothing else since we came to Desmond Hall." "This is not
our home Master. We do not belong here you and I." "And yet we survive
here you and I. But what about the others? Poor Quito. Innocent running
about like a criminal. And Agatha gone and now Emily." "I saw her as I
came in. She spoke in strange words."
"Raxl tonight, I don't know is she was aware of it or not. I'm sure she was
unaware of it but she swore eternal devotion to the God of the Serpent."
"Oh Master." "And she doesn't know what she has done." Raxl walks up to
Jean Paul. "Yes she senses it. I can tell." Raxl walks behind Jean Paul.
"She's been drawn into the worship of the dark spirit of the Serpent God.
Without the power to distinguish between good and evil of the service."
Jean Paul glances at her. "Raxl you have the powers." "No, long ago
Master." "But you will help Emily. Tell me that you will." "I do not know
where she has traveled Master. Nobody can trace the labyrinth in progress
of an individual soul." Raxl says turning away from Jean Paul. "Raxl if
you won't help then who can I ask to help? In a book, a book that I found
in Philip's secret selection in his hidden room. It states very clearly
that once the spirit is possessed by the Serpent there is no hope for that
spirit's release." "There are ways Master. Perilous and devious ways."
"Then help Emily while we can." Jean Paul says to her. Raxl shakes her
head. "You may wish before I'm through that I had never tried it." "I want
her saved Raxl and you're the only one who can save her." Raxl nods. "It
will be done. But I warn you. The Serpent God releases his victims only at
a price no human wants to pay."
Holly stands in her room. "Philip, Philip Desmond I want to speak to you
now." Holly says with her eyes closed. She opens them. "Oh Philip. I can't
see you or hear you anywhere. I want to believe you're with me now." She
sits at her dressing table. "I know I told you to go away, to leave me
alone but even then I knew that I was beginning to love you. I want to tell
you that now, so why do you stay away? Holly stands. "Are you teasing me?
Or are you suddenly timid and afraid." Holly smiles as she walks across the
room. "It doesn't matter you know. I want you. I know what I want and I
want you. Spirit, ghost or apparition from the grave. It doesn't matter I
want you." There is a knock at her door. "Later Philip, later." she
whispers. Holly turns towards the door. "Come in." Cort enters. "Am I
invited? Certainly Cort, you're invited because if you wait for an
invitation nobody will invite you anywhere." Cort says as he carries a tray
into the room. "Mama's made us some hot chocolate." Holly takes a cup.
"Mama likes to encourage young people to have jolly innocent evenings
together. Just like the good old days." "How very kind of your Mama." Holly
says as she raises her cup to Cort.
"But drink it carefully my stepfather provided the arsenic." Cort says
taking his cup from the tray. Holly laughs. "You're smiling. I didn't
realize you considered my darker moments amusing," "Are they so dark or
are you just pretending?" Holly asks as she sits on her bed. "I wouldn't
bet on it." Cort says as he sits on the edge of Holly's bed. "Are you
pretending?" Holly looks at him. "Pretending what?" "To be so happy."
Cort tells her. "Why shouldn't I be happy?" "In this house with all its
deception and hatred." "Perhaps you're just imagining them." Holly says.
"That's unlikely." Cort tells her. "Perhaps I imagined them at first after
the horrors of Maljardin. But I'm not afraid anymore. I'm not even afraid
of you." Holly says smiling. "You sound happily irrational. Or perhaps in
"Yes I am in love." "Are you?" "I think I am." Cort looks at her. "With
Holly turns away with a smile as she raises her cup. "Do I have to tell?"
Holly looks at him. "But you want to know." Cort smiles at her. "Yes."
"You're going to think I'm mad." Holly says with a laugh. "We're all mad."
"Okay then, it's Philip, Philip Desmond." "You're mad." Cort says setting
his cup down. "See I told you, you would say that." "But my cousin isn't
even real. You can't love an apparition." "Oh yes I can." "Well I'll make
sure he doesn't become real again." Cort walks angrily away. Holly looks
Laslo is in Philip's secret room standing at the table. Hearing someone at
the door he blows out the candle and hides. Jean Paul and Raxl enter. Jean
Paul carries a candelabra. "Are you prepared Raxl?" "I am prepared Master."
"Remember no matter what happens. It's for Emily." "No matter what
happens." Raxl says. There is a noise across the room. "Whose there?" Jean
Paul asks as he set the candelabra down. "Laslo. What are you doing here?
What are you up to?" Jean Paul asks as Laslo walks out from the back of the
room. "Trickery of course cousin." "This is my brother's secret room. I
will ask you not to enter it again." "As you wish." Laslo says as he walks
to the door. He turns and looks back at Jean Paul. "It's not a very
inviting room Believe me I shan't miss it. Goodnight Jean Paul, Raxl."
"Goodnight." Jean Paul says. "Happy hunting." Laslo says as he walks out
of the room. Raxl glances at Jean Paul then away. She clasps her hands in
front of her. "To reach the Serpent God we must dare to bring him out to
the open. To call upon his name. Lift the candle high." She tells Jean
Paul. He does as he is told. "Now repeat after me." Jean Paul glances
down. "Raxl! Raxl!" "There must be silence." she tells him. Jean Paul
picks up a box that is sitting on the table. "The snake. It's dead. Crushed
to death." Raxl lifts it out of the box. "It's been beaten. Its head
crushed. When one of his servants has been killed the Serpent God will take
vengeance." "Are you certain it was one of his servants?" Jean Paul asks.
"The markings. Yes it wears the brand of the Great Serpent." "Laslo!" Jean
Paul says. "You can not be sure of that Master. To understand the
mysteries well you must trust only what your eye can see. This must be my
offering. This victim." "It wasn't always here. Why was it brought to
Desmond Hall?" "The young girl brought it. Agatha Pruett." "Yes I know
that but why? To bring us good or evil?" Jean Paul asks. "Depending on her
designs. But then the Serpent God must have followed to search for an altar
here. Oh if I only had my altar. The one I had in all my years on
Maljardin. I could offer sacrifices in order to appease the Serpent God.
And plead for the release of Miss Blair. Such an altar can not be built by
human hands. It must exist in the Serpent world. If I can find such an
altar." "No! No! I've had enough! Of Gods and snakes and dark powers! I've
had enough of all that! Raxl I want the light again. I want a world that I
can see, that I can believe in. Now what ever vile powers that does exist
here or in spite of it I will find a cure. I will find a cure for Emily.
With wisdom and with love. I am so weary of begging and so weary of
protesting in the dark!" Raxl shakes her head. "Then you will not heed me
Master. You shout, you object and you mock the very powers that can help
you! And who will suffer, you. You Jean Paul! As your ancestors did before
Holly sits on her bed deep in thought when there is a knock at her door.
She jumps as the door opens. Cort walks in. "Holly?" "Yes." "I've come
to take the tray." "Take it then." she says angrily with her back to him.
"If I hurt you about Philip I'm sorry. It's just I've never met a live lady
that's in love with a ghost."
Holly looks at him. "And I've never met a young man as cruel as you are."
"Well then I guess we're even." Holly stands. "Not quite. See if you knew
Philip at all you wouldn't joke about him like you do. Or hate him." Holly
says walking away from Cort. They both have their backs towards each
other. "I knew Philip when he was alive. You didn't." Holly turns. "But
still I know him better than anyone. Because he visits me here and we
talk." Cort turns and looks at her. "What do you talk about? Dust and
bones?" "Cort your jealous I think." "Jealous?" "Of anyone capable of
loving someone. Who do you love Cort? Anyone?" "No one. No one but myself
and the memories of my father." Holly steps towards him. "If you can love
a memory then surely I can love a spirit." "Holly I have loved once. I was
rejected because she didn't love me." He glances at her. "It's not an
unusual experience of a young man." "Oh Cort." Holly says sadly. "Oh I'm
sorry." She puts her hands on his shoulders. "I didn't know that." Holly
kisses him. Cort pulls her hands away. "You weren't meant to. Goodnight
Holly." Cort walks out of her room.
Emily walks down the staircase dressed in her housecoat. She enters the
Drawing Room. "Jean Paul?" Laslo looks up at her. "Miss Blair." He stands.
"Oh I was looking for Jean Paul. I couldn't sleep and..." "Come and sit
down dear Miss Blair. I'm sure he'll be back in a little while. He's off on
some mysterious errand with Raxl. I believe they are going to perform an
exorcism on your soul."
"My soul?" "Your name was mentioned before the rites. Well you have had an
adventure with a certain Serpent haven't you?" "I don't know what you are
talking about." Emily says to him. "Oh come now. I found you all but dead
in Philip Desmond�s secret room. You should be grateful to me. I was the
one who cheered Jean Paul when he felt desperate. I was the one that told
him there was nothing to worry about. That you would be alright tomorrow.
Although I knew you wouldn't." "Well I can't listen to anymore of this!"
Emily turns to walk away.
Laslo grabs her arm. "I have a great many friends in this town Miss Blair,
friends I think you would be interested in meeting. I'm going to see them
later again tonight. I've been away from my own party too long. On an
errand of my own. I think you would be very interested in meeting them."
"No! I don't want to listen to you any more. I want Jean Paul!" Emily cries
out and pulls away from Laslo.
Jean Paul and Raxl are walking down the staircase. "It could be attended to
Master if you allow it." Raxl says to him, she is carrying the box with the
dead snake. Emily steps into the foyer and walks up to Raxl. She reaches
for the box and takes it from Raxl. "You murdered him both of you. You
killed him!" "Emily you don't know what you're saying." Jean Paul says.
"You will be cursed for this!" Raxl walks up to Emily. "Serpent servant
save his soul. Serpent servant keep him whole." Emily finishes the words
on Raxl. "Serpent servant damn his soul." "You will never save his soul
Priestess Raxl. Not while I live."
Summary by Debby Graham & Slideshow by Ron Janick
*Strange Paradise: Episode 94*
*Episode 94: Slideshow: http://tinyurl.com/u9qnc*
Raxl: "The long night lengthens. The struggling forces of evil at Desmond
Hall still strive for the tortured soul of Jean Paul Desmond. The people
who surround him especially those that love him seemed doomed to share his
fate. For Emily the woman he now loves has returned his love with her
announcement of her dedication to the wicked Serpent Spirit. And Agatha who
loves Jean Paul is now at the mercy of a coven of witches."
"And in these flames we see our souls burning with zeal for the evil one.
Consumed with hatred against all humans who stand in our way." Irene says
as she Mr. and Mrs. Pruett and Waldo stand around the altar. In the center
is the candelabra of black candles. "Are we prepared for the ceremony?"
"We are prepared." They all say as a group. The members of the coven are
all in robes. "Our circle of fire will be completed tonight." Irene says,
then she turns to the fireplace. "All darkness, light and searing flame
combined. Enslave us to his name." Irene lights the fireplace. "Beelzebub
King Ruler of all." The candles dim the room goes dark. The coven members
huddle together in fear. Irene turns. "Who is it?" Laslo walks in.
"Greetings." "You're late servant Laslo." Irene tells him. "I was
involved in a task Mistress. To rid our little sister of the last obstacle
which stands between us. Her friend serpent." he says showing them the box.
"The task has been accomplished. The girl will be ours." "Bring forth the
girl; she will become one with us.' Irene says. "It shall be done." Laslo
says as he leaves the room. "Dear friends our new servant is not
unfamiliar to you." Irene tells them. "We've met her then?" asks Waldo.
"Often. Especially you Mr. and Mrs. Pruett. This evening one of your life
long dreams will come true." "We ask for no such reward." Mr. Pruett tells
Irene. "We serve humbly dear Priestess." says Mrs. Pruett. "Dear Pruetts
that's why you deserve a reward." "And I am not?" asks Waldo. "All
witches know dear Waldo that our lot is to be treated very shabbily by the
very powers we serve. This is not a moment for complaints. It is a time for
rejoicing." Waldo bows his head. Irene walks across the room. "She comes.
Bow your heads." They bow their heads as Laslo brings Agatha into the
room. "You have entered do you know my name?" Irene asks. "Yes you are
the one to be obeyed." Agatha replies. "And the others raise your heads."
"My mother and my father." Agatha stutters looking at the Pruetts.
"Agatha!" Mrs. Pruett says reaching out her hand to her daughter. "And I
despise them. I hate them." Agatha says.
Emily sits in the Drawing Room reading a book. There is a knock at the door.
"Who's in there?" Raxl asks. "Come in." Emily tells her. Raxl walks in.
"What are you doing?" "Working Raxl." "You must go to your room now."
"Oh no, I can't sleep. And besides these books are so interesting. The more
I read about Jean Paul's family the more intrigued I get." Raxl takes the
book from her. "You will learn nothing more of the Desmond history." Raxl
says as she walks away with the book. "But Raxl why are you doing this to
me?" Emily asks as she stands.
Raxl turns towards her. "You should be in your room. My Master and I
brought you there hours ago. Must we lock the door?" "Well why, what have
"You know what you have done." "No I don't Raxl." "You stood out there
and spoke the ritual of the Serpent God! Challenging me to a conflict!
Displaying your powers!" Emily glances at Raxl. "Raxl you must be
mistaken. Perhaps I quoted something I read in an old book." Raxl shakes
her head. "You are possessed by the Serpent." "No! Where's Jean Paul?"
"Sleeping and you must not disturb him. This would not have happened if he
listened to me. You would never have invaded the secret books of this
house." "But all I'm doing is studying. Just writing a paper of the
history of this valley." "You have dabbled in an area, a dark area you
know nothing about. You have entered secret rooms in which you did not
belong. And now you will suffer for it. But my Master will not suffer for
it! Your powers mean nothing! I have powers of my own! Older and stronger!"
"I don't have any powers. I don't understand." "You have no powers?" Raxl
looks at her in disbelief. Emily shakes her head no. "No recollection of
being crushed by the coils of the Serpent who then spoke to you!" Emily
covers her ears and looks away from Raxl. "No I must forget everything."
"I do not forget and you cannot." Raxl tells her. "Oh I must, I must."
Emily says lowering her head.
"When ever the Spirit of the dark Serpent hisses you will answer!" "No!"
"And do his bidding!" "No!" "I know this believe me I know. For centuries
man has worshipped the Serpent for good and evil. And just as the first
woman was kept by the Serpent in the Garden and chose to follow evil so you
have chosen to follow the wicked one." "No, I haven't chosen anything.
Evil can't take control of anyone unless they..." Emily says to Raxl.
"Unless what Miss Blair? Have you never played with evil? Have you never
taken action concrete to the goodness that is in you?" "I've always tried
to." Emily looks at Raxl. "Sometimes. At one point in your life you
committed an act that opened your soul to wickedness."
Emily shakes her head. "No I can't remember." "So you are innocent? You
have no powers? We shall see." Raxl raises her hands in front of Emily.
"Serpent Servant hear my plea. Powers of goodness here shall be! Venom
writhing wickedness from hell! Never more in this house dwell!" Raxl walks
towards Emily as Emily backs away. She bumps into the wall. "Serpent
Servant save her soul."
Emily cuts in on the chant. "Serpent servant here I am! Let all powers
against me die!" Emily has her hands extended as Raxl backs away from her.
"Serpent Servant dark and here!" Raxl grabs her arms. "Hear yourself! Hear
your own words and know!" Emily shakes her head. "No, no please!" Emily
starts to sob and throws herself into Raxl's arms. "Oh Raxl help me. Help
Agatha sits in a chair as Laslo swings a pendant in front of her. "Better,
better. Your will has been shriveled. Your thoughts have retreated. Your
mind and its functions have become mine." "Yours." Agatha says staring
"She is completely under the persuasion. Laslo and I will strip away the
final remnants of her powers." Irene says. She looks at Waldo. "You better
leave the room. Dear mama and papa the coven will be called when she has
been prepared." The Pruetts bow to Irene then leave the room following
Laslo grabs the pendant. "She is prepared." "Agatha little friend. Do you
hear me?" "Yes." "Then come with me. I have something to show you." Irene
says as she takes Agatha's hand and Agatha stands. "A sadness. You must
prepare yourself for a sadness. We your friends can alleviate it." Irene
says as she reaches for the box that Laslo brought with him. She sets it on
the table and opens it. "Look Agatha, look." Agatha glances down. "Peter?
Peter." she says.
"He is dead. Your little friend is dead." Irene tells her. "No. He's
sleeping. He is sleeping." "His head is crushed. Your serpent friend is
dead." Laslo says.
"No he's asleep. He was tired and he was lost and now he's come back to me.
Peter." Agatha says as she reaches towards the box. Laslo and Irene grab
her arms. "No Agatha." Irene tells her. "I want him. He is my friend.
Peter." "Peter is gone and so are your powers." Laslo says to her. "I
never had any powers. I only had a friend." "We know about your friend.
The all powerful Serpent." Laslo says to her. "No I only had a friend. And
now he's gone." Agatha says. Irene glances at Laslo. "But we are your
friends. And you must now rely upon us and we will take care of you. Peter
is gone but now you are one of us. And we are your only friends." Agatha
pulls her arms away. "No!" She kneels next to the box and hugs it. "Who
ever killed him, I curse them! May they be choked. May they suffer as I am
suffering. Peter curse them! Curse them!" she sobs.
Cort walks up to the front door of the mansion. A hissing sound surrounds
him. "Help, help. Someone help." he says pulling on his coat as he
struggles against something that is attacking him. He starts knocking on
the door. "Help me, help me." Raxl rushes to the door and opens it.
"Master Cort!" Cort stumbles into the foyer. "Raxl help me. I'm being
strangled." He cries out collapsing next to the staircase. He clutches his
neck. "Cort what is it! Cort answer me!" Raxl says as she grabs his
shoulder. Emily steps out of the Drawing Room. "What's happening?" she
asks. "Nothing, go back to the Drawing Room and close the door." Raxl
tells Emily. Emily does as she is told. "I'm dying." Cort cries out.
"Cort tell me what's in the sack?" "Creatures from the caves." "They must
be released." Raxl says to Cort as she pulls the bag from his shoulder. She
walks outside and opens the bag and empties it. "They're gone." Raxl says
as she walks back inside the mansion and closes the door. After hanging up
Cort's bag she walks over to Cort and kneels next to him. "They have been
released." "I can. I can breath." He says as Raxl helps him to his feet.
"Why did you go to the caves? No one delves into the earth beneath Desmond
Hall." "They were harmless creatures." Cort says. "You brought those
creatures from the secret river caves? How did you enter?" "I couldn't
enter. There's a crevice, an opening in the ground. It was like a gaping
wound and it was no place that any flying creature could dwell in. So I put
a baby sparrow down. A tiny bird and the creatures came from out of the
opening and started to devour it." "Why did you do it?" Raxl asks. "To
use against the Serpent. He was about to crush me up there, up in Philip's
secret room." Cort says walking away from Raxl and leaning against the
wall. "And I promised, I promised if he set me free I would bring him food.
You see I've always been fond of birds and creatures that could fly. I've
always wanted to be free and be able to fly from here. Away from here but
I've never been able to do it. Now I know their nests and their hunts along
the river and the rocks where their nests are among the cliffs. They were
my friends. So I promised the Serpent that I would fetch them and bring
them for his sustenance, his food. And I promised I would fly. Move as
quickly as I could to betray the most innocent of living things so that the
giant Serpent could feed on them."
Emily opens the Drawing room door and listens to Cort. "I couldn't do it.
I'm selfish I know but not against the innocent. So I was going to bring
instead his own kind of creatures. The kind that bites and sting." Emily
backs away from the Drawing Room door as she closes it. "I didn't know how
to destroy it. See I just didn't know how to destroy. So he tried to
destroy me." "You have tampered with a danger you know nothing about."
Raxl says to Cort. Cort pulls away from the wall and walks across the
room. "I had to free myself from the coils of the Serpent. But I couldn't
keep my promise and kill." Cort glances up at Raxl. "I hate to kill." He
looks away. "I don't wish for anything to be killed. Neither man nor
creature. And my life would be unhaunted. And Philip and Jean Paul would..."
Raxl rushes over to Cort. "Philip and Jean Paul? What are you saying? Where
is Philip Desmond? Tell me!" "I don't know anything!" Cort cries out.
"It's not that I'm glad I'm not Philip or Jean Paul and I'm really
regretting I was ever born a Desmond!" "Cort, you must never say that. The
tradition of the Desmonds, the kindness that they've done. The battles they
have waged against evil. There are some families whose generations have
been chosen to bear the burden for all men so that while they suffer others
will survive." Emily walks out of the Drawing room and rushes for the
stairs. Raxl looks up. "Where are you going Miss Blair?" She asks as she
walks over to Emily. "To my room." "No your not. You're going to stay
here with me both of you." Raxl says glancing back at Cort. "Until we can
find out what powers you have stirred up. Or what curses may befall you."
Cort lowers his head.
Irene puts her hand on Agatha's shoulder after Agatha sits down. "Agatha
it's all right now. You must believe me." Agatha is sobbing. "No." "You
have made new friends. You are restored to your mother and father." Irene
says kneeling next to Agatha's chair. "Keep them away from me please. I
don't want to see them again ever." Agatha says with tears and sobs. "They
love you Agatha." "They never did." "You have brought them great
happiness by coming here tonight." Irene tells her as she stands. She
reaches for a glass on her alter. "Drink. This will refresh you. You shed
too many tears." Agatha raises the glass to her mouth.
"Now drink and let us comfort you." Agatha drinks until the glass is empty
then touches her mouth. "What, what was that? What did you give me?" "Our
blood my dear. The mingled blood of your new friends including that of your
mother and father that born you." Laslo walks into the room followed by
the others. "But they are witches." "And now my dear so are you." Irene
tells her. "Daughter." Agatha's father says stepping closer to her. "My
child." says her mother.
Agatha stands. "No! I will not. I will not join all of you!" "You already
have dear Agatha. The deed has been done." Laslo says to her. "No! Not
unless I will it." Agatha tells him. "No one can be made a witch without
making their own free choice." Laslo walks towards her. "You will choose
my dear. You will choose."
"I won't choose. No matter what you do to me. No matter what potion you
make me drink." Agatha says walking over to the fireplace. Laslo walks
over to Irene. The Pruetts look at each other. "Temperamental." Agatha's
mother says. "Yes." says her father. Agatha turns and looks at her
parents. "I learned too much you see from the two of you. I learned too
much about evil from my own parents. My own mother and father.' Agatha says
as she walks up to them. "How I wanted to change you, all my life since I
was a little girl. I prayed to whatever Gods that be. I said please make
them be good. Change their ways because I love them. That's what I said
because I did once. I did love you." Her mother looks at her. "Love is not
important." "Service is." adds her father. "Service to whom? Or what? I
saw your kind of service; I saw the hatred that bound you together. And
when you tried to force me even as a child to join you I gritted my teeth
and turned my will to iron. I learned to hate too, the two of you." Agatha
turns away from them. "As soon as I grew old enough I left you." "To
worship at the shrine of the Serpent God." Laslo says. "It's none of your
business where I worship." She glances back at her parents. "I left you
alone why can't you do the same for me? Have I ever hurt you? Have I ever
worked against you? All I did was to let you live your lives! Can't you do
the same for me!�? She should go." Waldo tells them. "Agreed. Let her
go." Mr. Pruett adds. "Agatha I tell you." her mother starts to say. "And
I tell you, all of you. The coven must not be broken. The numbers must be
filled and this is the child." Laslo tells them. "Your choice of course,
the ideal candidate, nurtured in our ways since babyhood. Well, look at
her. She despises all of us." Irene says walking away from Laslo. "Irene
we have not yet reached the limit of our powers." "Then use them. You use
them; I wash my hands of your methods. Before you happened on the scene
wandering into Desmondton and conniving your way into the Desmond family
with its fortune I headed this coven." Irene says walking over to Laslo.
"Hear, hear. Yes." The other members add. "And we functioned together all
of us. With our little schemes, our blessings and our curses until you
joined us with your wild ambitions. You will be very rich Irene you said."
"And it has come about." Laslo tells her. "Anyone can become rich robbing
the poor as you have done. And as you made me do. But you had loftier
ambitions. The Desmond fortune, one of the greatest in the world. It would
belong to you, it would belong to me, it would belong to all of us. All we
had to do was use our powers together. First against Philip and then."
"Silence!" Laslo tells her. "She's listening." He says looking at
Agatha... "Which shows us the decision you have left us Laslo. You brought
her here; she has refused our offer of membership. But she has heard too
much and therefore she must die." Irene says. "I don't see any other
choice. Do you?" Agatha walks over to her parents. "Well Mother? Father?"
Summary by Debby Graham & Slideshow by Ron Janick
Ron and The Boston Babe:
Daisy and at the Bridge: Bella, Tiki, Coco, Pepe, Tiny and Flower
*"Dobby never meant to kill, Dobby only meant to main--or seriously injure."
Dobby, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows--Part1"
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