EXTERIOR, THE PLANET REALM - NIGHT
(Jupiter's gang pushes the priests and technicians around)
Now! Everyone get down, keep quiet and no one gets hurt... All except you, Pluto.
(Jupiter throws a few fake punches at Pluto.)
(He yanks the key from Pluto's neck and throws it to Io.)
You Planet Council types make me sick. Prancing around doing your
good deeds and feeling so goodie-good about yourselves. But that will
all change and, Pluto, you are going to help. I will take this pretty bauble
of yours as a small token of your affection.
Io, the package...
(Io opens the central chamber.)
(Jupiter pulls Pluto close, continuing in a low voice.)
Pluto, you know who is insane... the Planet Council.
Look at it from my point of view. I am warm and bright and happy...
then Mr. Sun happens to grow a little brighter than me, no easy feat I tell
you, and what happens? Everyone, all my fans and admirers, move
away from me and towards... Sun.
Oh, the grief I have endured. The punitive damages incurred...
Mother Earth becomes... "Darling of the Solar System", "Jewel of the Heavens". Those were MY titles! And SHE took them. Is that fair! Is that insane!
Earth's blossom to maturity was just a coincidence; a side effect of Sun coming out of his shell and attaining his true brilliance. He is a true friend to all. Not like you.
You were an important leader in the past, but what is of the past, is past.
The difference between you and Sun is quite obvious.
It was time for you to go then, and you will stay gone now, if I can help
(Europa gives Jupiter a small, glowing package which he holds aloft)
A little radioactive bonbon for the good mortal people of Earth. They will think
of it as... a gift.
The mortal beings of Earth will soon use this plutonium, your plutonium, to put Mother Earth to sleep for a millennium. A nuclear winter will result; the deepest of freezes. Not even friendly and warm Mr. Sun will be able to bring Ms. Earth back from her slumber.
And when Earth finally dies everyone will blame Sun for not doing his job. He will be a failure. A useless waste of energy. A nothing! There will be no need for him ever again. Yes, for him awaits a cruel fate, indeed.
Then... it will be back to the
old ways... my ways! King Lord Jupiter, Emperor... of... Eternity!
The good people of Earth will want it... want it bad! You guard this plutonium. It is yours. Would you protect something no one wants? Very dangerous... very... unstable. Like me, no? Ha, ha, ha!
So do not think to cross me. You will say
nothing of this to anyone fore if you do, I will know! And you will be
punished! Or should I say...
(Speaking in a sexually dangerous manner.)
...your beautiful, dear wife, Charon, will be paying your debts.
A pleasure to see you again, Charon. You are a delight to behold.
Pray we never meet again!
(Jupiter turns quickly swirling his heavy, dark cape.)
Now we fly my brothers and sisters... fly to the heavens! Ha, ha, haaaa...
(Jupiter begins to usher his gang out, one by one they take flight, Europa and Io are the last to leave. Io purposefully knocks Pluto down as he passes and laughs.)
(Jupiter punches Io in the stomach, bending him over, spins
him around and sends him on his way with a push of his foot)
Off with you Io!
(he helps bewildered Pluto to his feet)
Please forgive my brother. We are very close, but sometimes he is such a hot-head.
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