Athanasia's metamorphosis

N. Lygeros

Translated from the Greek by Evi Charitidou




Next day at the islet of the windmill. Full shot.

The whole company is together except Fotis.

Aris

Do you know why we are all here?

Irene

No…Athanasia insisted on that… Time. You’ve seen though that nothing has happened…

Aris

Are you sure that something didn’t happen?

Irene

What may have happened?

Aris

Athanasia seems to me completely different…

Irene

What to tell? She didn’t tell me anything…

Marina

Do you know what happened yesterday?

John

Not exactly…

Marina

But you can imagine, can’t you?

John

This is the reason why she has brought us here…

Marina

Now she belongs to our era…

John

Definitely!

Athanasia

When I was a little girl I used to carefully follow Marina’s fairytale...

Marina

It was not one…

Athanasia

Yes, now I know.

Irene

What do you know?

Aris

Yes, what do you know today that you didn’t know yesterday?

Athanasia

The sacrifice of time. Time. I’m sorry, John…

John

You didn’t know what he knew… Time. And now I don’t know what you know…

Athanasia

Yesterday I committed a suicide. Aris is looking at Irene.

Irene

Athanasia, are you crazy?

Athanasia

No, I used to be crazy…

Irene

What happened at the Gallery?

Athanasia

There nothing… Time. While it was here where his myth was born…Looking at John and Marina… It was here that the pain was born…It was here that the death lived…

Marina

Did you see him?

Athanasia

No, I heard him…

Irene

But, what did you hear?

Athanasia

I didn’t know how humanness could suffer that much…

Irene

Can’t you see that she’s not at her senses? Time. It’s not our Athanasia!

John

Yet, this is how she used to be when she was little…

Athanasia

When I heard his voice I almost faded…

Irene

So, I’m the only one that doesn’t understand…

Aris

Remain silent and you’ll understand…

Athanasia

They tortured him inhumanely... Silence... But, he didn’t talk…

John

It was just before the Exit…

Athanasia

I don’t know… I couldn’t stand it any longer… Silence. And I killed myself…

Irene

But how is this possible? Since you are here!

John

If she’s here now alive it’s because she died there!...

Marina

Life is immortality’s suicide…

Aris

And how about Fotis, did he stay there?

Athanasia

Showing the location of the windmill. He stayed here. Time. He had promised it…

John

The bridge of time endured… Time.

Marina

Peter was right…

Athanasia

Peter?

Marina

When he asked him to continue his diary after his death…

Athanasia

Looking at John. Did you know this?

John

Yes, but you shouldn’t have learnt it…Time. It was too soon…

Athanasia

Did I have to die first?

John

One life is not enough…

Athanasia

He was right… Time. It was only yesterday that I realized who he is… Looking at everybody. I had to tell you.

Irene

Crying silently. I can’t stand this anymore… Aris takes her into his arms.

Athanasia

I didn’t mean to hurt you, as I didn’t mean to hurt him… But you are my only friends…

John and Marina embracing her.

Marina

My daughter, your soul is beautiful…







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