Immortality - Scene 3

By Aries407

SCENE THREE:
This scene takes place in a small apartment that Amelius and Artemis have rented. They have been living in the mortal world for months so their appearance is modern. Artemis walks in the door and finds Amelius sleeping on the couch. Artemis walks to the couch and shakes Amelius. Amelius does not move so she shakes him again.

Amelius lies still.
AMELIUS
You might as well give up cause I’m not moving.

ARTEMIS
Fine, but you’ll miss the soldier.

Amelius slowly sits up and
looks carefully at Artemis.
AMELIUS
If you’re joking….

ARTEMIS
No. I found him!

Amelius looks Artemis in the eyes
AMELIUS
You’re being serious...

Artemis nods. Amelius is silent then gets up and starts pacing.
AMELIUS
Do you know what this means! We can go back! I’m free! No more mortal food,
no more jeans, no more smog, no more
roaches! All we have to do…

ARTEMIS
Is nothing.

Amelius continues pacing.
AMELIUS
What? (Dismisses the comment) Listen, we turn him in and we’re back in!

Artemis sits down on the couch.
ARTEMIS
…It’s not that simple. (Amelius stops pacing) Amelius, I can’t turn him in.

Amelius looks amused.
AMELIUS
Oh, that’s no problem, I’ll turn him in. I thought you’d want to stay.

ARTEMIS
…I do want to stay...but …I want him to be with me (Amelius starts laughing) …What’s so funny?

Amelius smiles venomously.
AMELIUS
You think I’d let that happen.

Artemis becomes defensive
and gets off the couch.
ARTEMIS
It’s not up to you.

AMELIUS
Yes it is. We’re returning him.

ARTEMIS
It’s not right Amelius and you know it.

AMELIUS
No, you’re not right. Use your head instead of your fucking feelings. We need to go back.

ARTEMIS
No, you need to go back. You’re being selfish.

Amelius approaches Artemis
AMELIUS
Do you hear yourself? You damn hypocrite. You disgust me.

Artemis becomes enraged and now they stand face to face.
ARTEMIS
How dare mention hypocrisy! You gave him freedom and now you want to take it back. You deserve to rot here for that alone.

AMELIUS
You’d love that wouldn’t you? Well let me tell you something, you’d be banished just for holding his hand. I wouldn’t rot alone.

A knock is heard at the door.
ARTEMIS
(Smiles) I’d enjoy nothing more. (Artemis walks towards the right exit) Let him in, I have to get ready.

AMELIUS
Enjoy it because it’ll be your last night with him. (Amelius walks towards the left exit)

ARTEMIS
Ha! (Exits)

Amelius opens the door.
SOLDIER
(Jokingly) All hail the prince of Hades.

AMELIUS
(Laughs) Hey man, come on in.

The soldier walks in, observes the room and sits on the couch.
SOLDIER
You look different.

Amelius walks to the refrigerator and grabs a beer.
AMELIUS
Artemis decided we should “blend in.”

SOLDIER
(amazed) And you agreed?

Amelius hands the soldier a beer and sits on the couch
AMELIUS
Nope. I wore my robes all the time until she burned them. Anyways, I’m not a fan of walking around naked so I had no choice.

SOLDIER
Brutal, but highly effective.

Amelius is silent for a second then smiles.
AMELIUS
So you really like her?

Opens the beer and takes a drink.
SOLDIER
Yea, she’s just so different. Everything is exciting to her, you know?

AMELIUS
Yea, but doesn’t it get annoying? (Imitates Artemis pretending to hold a rock) Oh look, it’s a rock! Isn’t it beautiful! I wonder where it came from! What do you think it’s made of?

Amelius and the soldier laugh
AMELIUS
Seriously though, she talks too much. How do you deal with it?

SOLDIER
I guess I just love listening to her.

AMELIUS
Hah, well if you’re going to be with her, that’s all you’ll be doing (The soldier takes a drink) Trust me.

SOLDIER
I can manage. Besides, there’s this other girl, Jeanine, totally the opposite. I’m so sick of her.

AMELIUS
Really. Why?

SOLDIER
She’s too controlling. (Takes a drink) It’s nothing serious. I think Artemis is the one.

AMELIUS
Hah, you’re kidding right? She’s probably apathetic compared to Artemis.

SOLDIER
Artemis isn’t controlling

Amelius stands up and indicates to his clothing.
SOLDIER
But she’s only like that with you.

Amelius shakes his head in disagreement.
SOLDIER
You must have done something…

Amelius walks to the left exit and pretends to walk in holding packages.
AMELIUS
(Imitating Artemis) “Hey Amelius, I bought you some clothes, wanna try them on?” I said I didn’t feel like it and the next thing I knew she had a lighter to my robes. (Sits back down) It was a good thing I didn’t get burned

SOLDIER
Why would you get burned?

AMELIUS
(The soldier takes a drink) I was still wearing them.

SOLDIER
(The soldier spits out the beer) What?

AMELIUS
She musta been in a good mood too because she gave me options.

SOLDIER
What were they?

AMELIUS
Try the clothes and breathe or wear the robes and burn.

Artemis walks in from the right exit
ARTEMIS
Hi, sorry I took so long.

AMELIUS
(Smiles) No problem, we were just catching up on old times.

ARTEMIS
Great. Listen, I was thinking we could go Italian tonight?

SOLDIER
Sure. (Takes a drink and walks to the left exit) I’ll just bring the car around.

ARTEMIS
Wait a minute, you’ve been drinking.

SOLDIER
(Confused)…Yea?

ARTEMIS
I don’t think you should drive like that.

SOLDIER
…But it wasn’t that much…

Amelius clears his throat
ARTEMIS
Yea, but…could we walk there?

SOLDIER
But it’s freezing. I’ll be ok, really…

Amelius clears his throat louder and the soldier changes his composure.
SOLDIER
You know what, you’re right, let’s walk.

ARTEMIS
Really?

SOLDIER
Yea, got your coat?

ARTEMIS
Yeap. (Slightly holds her coat up)

The soldier helps Artemis put her coat and they exit. The door closes and Amelius is left on stage alone. He lays down flat on the couch and stretches his arms out under his neck.
AMELIUS
I’m so good it’s scary. (The lights dim off)

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Immortality - Scene 3

Created: Jan 06, 2010

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