That was not just a promise

N. Lygeros

Translated from the Greek by Evi Charitidou




Lucia is at Eva’s and Andreas’s home… She seems sad… Medium long shot.
Lucia: I didn’t want to disturb you… Eva comes in holding a plate of spoon sweet.
Eva: But, what are you saying? Time. Our place is always open for you…
Andreas: Our home is your home!
Lucia: Indeed, I feel so nice here that I feel ashamed…
Eva: You shouldn’t feel ashamed and you should come here more often…
Andreas: Our life is so short, why not to live it together with our friends?
Lucia: That’s what Christos used to say, but…
Eva: She takes her hand. I understand… Medium shot.
Andreas: Myself, I don’t see things like that…
Eva: Which means?
Andreas: Instead of looking at how much we miss Christos, we should see how long he stayed with us…
Eva: Andreas, if it is for you to say…
Lucia: No, Eva…Time. He speaks right…
Eva: Now you are both against me?
Andreas: Looking at Lucia and continuing. When I met him for the first time, I felt that he had been living for centuries…
Eva: But, I still feel this…
Lucia: However, it’s not only that…
Andreas: The feeling of the end?
Lucia: Whereas his past seems to be that distant, with Christos what was near was…
Andreas: The future!
Lucia: Each day was as if it was the last one…
Andreas: The last day of the centuries…
Eva: Andreas! Time. Showing Lucia. Close up.
Lucia: Seeing her move. Andreas’s words help me…Close up.
Eva: But, is it possible for you to talk about the end and… Medium close shot.
Andreas: You didn’t understand, my darling…Time. What matters is not the end…
Lucia: but, how you reach the end...
Eva: What a kind of chat you’ve started!
Andreas: If you reach the end of a millennium each moment is important.
Lucia: Each moment is a story…
Andreas: And these moments are gifts to friends.
Eva: You want to say that Christos has given us his present?
Andreas: Yes, this nothing that is everything!
Eva: Therefore, we should enjoy what he has given us and not…
Lucia: If things were so simple…Time. How many people would give their life to build the present?
Andreas: What do you want to say?
Lucia: Christos used to say that through death you may give life.
Eva: That’s a new one!
Andreas: We are all looking and life’s drama…
Lucia: and we don’t see the death’s gift…Time. Do you know what he told me one night?
Eva: You should expect anything by Christos.
Andreas: Eva…Time. Say what he told you…
Lucia: He told me that if he was asked to die for somebody….Time. He would die twice!
Andreas: By dying twice…
Eva: Sad. That’s true…
Andreas: What’s the matter?
Lucia: Did I remind you of something, my Eva?
Eva: No, it’s something that I haven’t still experienced…Silence. It was when Andreas had an accident…
Lucia: When?
Andreas: It’s been years now…Time. A serious accident…
Eva: He stayed in the hospital for months. Time. And Christos didn’t leave me alone, not even for a single moment! Time. He was always beside me… Time. Then he told me something that I’ll never forget.
Andreas: My Eva, you don’t need to…
Eva: Taking Lucia’s hands again. I want you to know that your Christos told me: “Don’t be afraid, my sister, if something happens to him, even if I’m dead, I’ll come back to bring him back to you!”







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