Lover Ghost

The Silver Phoenix By The Silver Phoenix, 30th Jun 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1hwxcj_t/
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A haunting romantic ghost play, set in Victorian times.

Lover Ghost

SCENE 1.
INDOORS: (RODERICK’S STUDY. RODERICK AWAITS DR WELLS TO PICK UP THE PHONE).
RODERICK: Hello; is that you, Dr Wells?
DR WELLS: Speaking. Can I help you?
RODERICK: I understand that you deal in the occult. My daughter’s just had another fit.
DR WELLS: Roderick, you do realise that Monday is my busiest day!?
RODERICK: Please, you’ve got to come over. She’s in a frightful state.
DR WELLS: Alright, give me about half an hour.
SCENE 2.
INDOORS: (THE MAIN HALLWAY). RODERICK’S HURRIED FOOTSTEPS TOWARDS THE MAIN DOOR).
RODERICK: Oh, thank you for coming. You don’t know what this means to me.
DR WELLS: Okay, where’s your daughter?
RODERICK: “In her bedroom, asleep.”
DR WELLS: “Tell me, why did you mention occult on the phone?”
RODERICK: “You might not believe me.”
DR WELLS: Why? – Is it so mysterious that even I cannot believe you? In the past, I’ve dealt with many strange cases. There was even a man once who believed he was the reincarnation of an Aztec God! – Go on, fire away.”
RODERICK: Of course. Let’s go into my study, in case Fiona awakes. This way.

Lover Ghost

SCENE 3.
INDOORS: RODERICK’S STUDY.
RODERICK: (LOW VOICE) Dr Wells, do you believe in; ghosts?”
DR WELLS: Yes, as a matter of fact I do.
RODERICK: (LOW VOICE) There’s one living in this house; my house! D... don’t you believe me?
DR WELLS: Well, have you actually seen it, or is it just in your mind?
RODERICK: You... think I’m mad; is that it!?
DR WELLS: No, I don’t think you’re mad. Just relax and tell me what you saw. Describe it to me.
RODERICK: Well, it’s been happening for some time.
DR WELLS: What has?
RODERICK: (LOW VOICE) The ghost. He appears at midnight... and warns my daughter. He warns her, Dr Wells!
DR WELLS: About what? -- I’m trying very hard to be patient with you.
RODERICK: This is the part you may not believe. You see, Fiona was in love with a very handsome young man. They were to be married in a week. This was actually a month ago, when all of a sudden, he died. Then...
DR WELLS: Go on, I’m getting interested.
RODERICK: Just one day later, Fiona began hearing familiar voices. It was him. He was calling to her to join him above.
DR WELLS: How do you know it was him? Maybe it was just in your daughter’s mind.
RODERICK: Listen, I haven’t finished. That morning, Fiona awoke with a scream and told me everything. She was as pale as... death. Anyway, she was convinced it was Alan. Err.. That’s the name of her lover; Alan Mitchell.
DR WELLS: Hold on; she heard voices calling to her. It’s only natural she loved him very much. She’s bound to get over the shock, Roderick. I’ll get her some sleeping pills.

Lover Ghost

RODERICK: Stay with us tonight, Dr Wells. Please stay just for... a few nights.
DR WELLS: Hah! – To see if there’s a ghost about? -- Sorry.
RODERICK: This is serious doctor. My daughter’s life is at stake. Don’t you understand!
FIONA: (Hysterical) Alan, Alan, no; no!!!
RODERICK: Oh my God! – Quickly, she’s having a fit!
SCENE 4.
INDOORS: FIONA’S BEDROOM.
RODERICK: Fiona! -- What’s wrong!?
FIONA: He... he was calling me again. He... he wants me to... take my own life! – Who’s he?
DR WELLS: Oh, I’m a doctor. I’ve come to help you. Tell me, who was calling you?
RODERICK: Not now, Dr, please. Let her have breakfast first.
DR WELLS: Alright, I’ll take your advice.
SCENE 5.
INDOORS: THE KITCHEN.
FIONA: Did father tell you everything?
DR WELLS: Um hmm. Can you tell me your side of the story, if you’re feeling better?
FIONA: It’s not so simple, Dr…
DR WELLS: Dr Wells. Call me William, if you like.
FIONA: I was in love with a young man; Alan Mitchell.
DR WELLS: How old was he? -- How old are you?
FIONA: He was 29, wasn’t he father?”

Lover Ghost

RODERICK: Err...yes dear, that’s right; and she’s 25.
DR WELLS: I see. Go on, Fiona.
FIONA: Well, I haven’t told this to anyone, but it’s pointless to keep it a secret now. We made an oath that if any one of us should die first, and then we should get in touch.
DR WELLS: Hmm. This is most interesting. Tell me, have you...just been hearing these voices in your mind or...have you actually seen him?
RODERICK: No, she hasn’t seen him and if she does, she’ll probably go mad, Dr. Wells!
DR WELLS: So, what am I doing here!? -- You call me up at 5.30 in the morning, just to tell me a nightmare!?
FIONA: It’s no use father; he’s not going to believe us. Thank you for your co-operation, Dr Wells. Good day.
RODERICK: Look, we just want to be sure it’s not a nightmare. I’d like you to spend a night here and we can try and conjure up this…ghost!
DR WELLS: Alright, there’s no harm if we try. But I need a few things which are at my surgery. I’ll be here by 9’0’clock tonight. Good day, I’ll see my way out.
FIONA: I’m afraid, father. I don’t want Alan to think I’m rejecting him.
RODERICK: Listen Fiona. If we don’t get in touch with him, then I’ll tell him everything.
FIONA: What do you mean?
RODERICK: Everyone has to die sometime. This oath can’t be broken. You’ll join him when you’re old and ready. Just now, it’s too early! -- You’re young and gay. You have to forget him whilst you’re with me.
FIONA: Father, I love you.
SCENE 6.
INDOORS: THE KITCHEN: 9.20PM.
DR WELLS: Sorry, I’m late. I’ve got all the things in this brown briefcase. Seeing it’s getting dark, it would be wise to display them on the table.

Lover Ghost

RODERICK: Oh! – Use the breakfast table. Is it the right size?
DR WELLS: Perfect, thank you.
FIONA: It was through God’s grace that you turned up. Otherwise I’d probably go mad!
RODERICK: Fiona, please.
FIONA: William, what’s that glass object?
DR WELLS: That’s a ghost communicator; if there are any. Remember, ghosts aren’t everywhere. Mostly they’re a peaceful lot, but some aren’t. Maybe, Alan Mitchell is one of them. There, it’s all ready.
RODERICK: I hope it works Dr…err...William.
DR WELL: Well, we’ll find out at midnight.
SCENE 7.
INDOORS: THE KITCHEN: MIDNIGHT.
FIONA: DO we have to hold hands, William?
DR WELLS: Yes. It’s the only way to communicate. Now, close your eyes; you as well, Roderick.
RODERICK: Be…careful, William. It could be dangerous.
DR WELLS: (LOW VOICE): Alright. Keep absolutely silent and concentrate on Alan Mitchell. (LONG PAUSE). Is anybody here? – I repeat, is anybody here? -- If so, knock once for yes. I repeat, once for yes.
GHOST 1: Knock.
DR WELLS: Good. Who are you? -- Who are you?
FIONA: Do you have to repeat everything, William?
RODERICK: Ssh! – Just concentrate.

Lover Ghost

DR WELLS: It’s no use. The link has been cut. I don’t think it was Alan as the signal was rather weak. It’s probably some ghost of a quiet old lady, perfectly harmless.
RODERICK: Fiona, don’t talk so loud next time.
DR WELLS: Your father’s right, Fiona. We have to be extremely patient.
FIONA: I…I’m sorry. What next?
DR WELLS: Just hold hands, keep silent and concentrate on Alan Mitchell. If Alan Mitchell is here, will you please knock the table once? -- Just once, so we know it’s you?
GHOST 2: Knock knock knock knock.
DR WELLS: Who’s there? -- Who’s there?
GHOST 2: I am Maureen. The girl who used to live in this flat.
DR WELLS: Are…you…actually…a…ghost?
GHOST 2: Yes. I died 30 years ago. I was only 22.
DR WELLS: How did you die? -- How did you die? She’s gone.
RODERICK: (LOW VOICE): Is it alright if we pause a moment?
DR WELLS: Yes. We’ve used up a lot of energy concentrating tonight. Fiona, could you fix us all some hot tea?
FIONA: Yes William, gladly. I’m afraid of all those ghosts coming out of nowhere.
RODERICK: Dr, sorry, William; are these ghosts capable of harming us physically?
DR WELLS: No. They’re quite harmless, because they’re not related to you in any way.
RODERICK: But Alan Mitchell was! -- What about him?
DR WELLS: That’s what we’re going to find out. Ah, Fiona, that was quick!
FIONA: Here are some biscuits. Help yourself.
RODERICK: Err…shall I turn on the lights?

Lover Ghost

DR WELLS: Yea sure. Well, what did you think of Maureen?
FIONA: She’s not like us; that’s what frightens me. You’re the expert. Can’t you tell father and me some more about ghosts?
RODERICK: I think the dr is a little tired; and besides, it’s past midnight.
DR WELLS: It’s alright. I’ll explain what I know. In your local dictionary, a ghost is described as the spirit of a dead person appearing to a living person; but that’s not all. Some ghosts don’t have their side of the world. Ghosts live in the same area where they were most attached to. Alan Mitchell was your lover, so its only natural that he should get in touch; but if he’s trying to haunt you, well, that’s different.
FIONA: I’m still not certain about Alan trying to haunt me. Why should he?
RODERICK: It’s very late, Fiona. I suggest you sleep. Dr Well’s is going to spend the night here.
DR WELLS: Hey, wait a minute! My wife’s probably awake wondering what kept me. Tell you what; I’ll be here at 9.30 tomorrow night. Thanks for the tea, Fiona.
FIONA: Glad you enjoyed it. Goodnight.
SCENE 8.
INDOORS: THE KITCHEN, 9.30PM, THE FOLLOWING NIGHT.
DR WELLS: Hye. Any ghosts turn up?
FIONA: Not that I know of
Oh! – You turned up just in time. I haven’t touched the ornaments on the table. They’re just as they were when you left.
DR WELLS: Fiona, could you turn out the lights? -- Okay, take your seats and hold hands firmly. Keep still, quiet and concentrate. Alan Mitchell, are you here? – Are you here? –Knock once for yes. Do not be afraid. I only want to ask you some important questions.
ALAN MITCHELL: Knock!
DR WELLS: Who’s there?

Lover Ghost

ALAN MITCHELL: What do you want from me?
DR WELLS: Why are you haunting your own beloved?
ALAN MITCHELL: She is mine! – Keep away from her. She is mine!
DR WELLS: What has she done to you? -- Why do you threaten to kill her?
ALAN MITCHELL: : Threaten!? – I need her. We love each other. We made an oath.
FIONA: Alan, please. I don’t want to die. I’m too young. My future is still to come.
ALAN MITCHELL: Young!? – I was only 29!
DR WELLS: What right have you to claim this girl’s life!? You’re a jealous ghost. If you truly loved her, you wouldn’t be calling to her. Is this your love?
ALAN MITCHELL: You are a fool; a complete stranger. I suggest you stop interfering or else…
DR WELLS: What can you do?
ALAN MITCHELL: Things you could never imagine. Nameless, horrific things.
FIONA: Alan! – You’ve changed. You…you’re like a different man!
RODERICK: I’ll give you anything you ask, but just leave us in peace. I beg you.
ALAN MITCHELL: Never!
DR WELLS: Our Father, which art in Heaven. Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom comes…
ALAN MITCHELL: Prayers cannot harm me! – They can only drive me away, temporarily.
DR WELLS: Fine. We’ll pray every night. You’ve just helped us to protect ourselves from you.
FIONA: He…he’s gone hasn’t he?
Dr WELLS: Yes, but he’ll be back. Roderick, could you turn on the lights?

Lover Ghost

RODERICK: Certainly. I…don’t know how to thank you. So, prayers are the answer.
DR WELLS: Um hmm. You can never kill a person who’s already dead, only drive him away. Alan Mitchell is allergic to divine prayers. I think your case has
Been solved. So…it’s goodnight!
RODERICK: Wait! – What about your fees?
FIONA: Oh yes, you must accept our part of the bargain.
DR WELLS: Forget it, Fiona. Consider it; a blessing in disguise.
RODERICK: Thank you very much and goodnight.
FIONA: Goodnight, William. Thank you very much...
DR WELLS: Remember. Pray every night – only prayers can drive away your lover ghost. Goodnight. (To himself) Boy, what a night!
FIONA: Father, is it really that simple? -- Alan won’t give up will he?
RODERICK: Dr Wells asked you to pray every night, so what can possibly happen now? -- It’s all over. Goodnight.
FIONA: Goodnight.
SCENE 9.
OUTDOORS: THE SAME NIGHT, OUTSIDE DR WELLS HOME.
DR WELLS: (SOUND OF SKIDDING CAR BRAKES): Wait a minute. I’ve left my briefcase back there! – Well, I’ll just have to drive back! – On second thoughts, they might be asleep. I’ll collect it in the morning.
SCENE 10.
INDOORS: FIONA’S BEDROOM.
ALAN MITCHELL: Fiona. Fiona! – I’ve come to…take you away. You and I…can share immortality. Until the end…of time.

Lover Ghost

FIONA: No…no. I won’t do it. I won’t commit suicide. Never!!
RODERICK: (in opposite bed, disturbed in deep sleep) You awake at this hour!?
FIONA: (weeping): He’s back father. He’s calling me.
RODERICK: Pray for heaven’s sake! – Drive it away and try to sleep! Goodnight. (He tucks the blanket over his face).
FIONA: Alan, why are you torturing me?
ALAN MITCHELL: I need you very badly. It’s so quiet and lonely up here.
FIONA: Up where? – Where are you calling from?
ALAN MITCHELL: There are certain laws which I cannot break, Fiona, and one of them is to keep our domain a secret. You…must take your life. I love you Fiona; trust me.
FIONA: (pausing thoughtfully) Alright. How shall I do it?
ALAN MITCHELL: Slash…your…throat with a butcher knife. The pain will last only for a brief moment.
FIONA: (weeping): Alan; I’m doing this because I love you.
ALAN MITCHELL: (Ice-Cold) And I love you too, Fiona. Good luck.
SCENE 11.
INDOORS: THE NEXT MORNING. THE MAIN HALLWAY.
DR WELLS: I…err…left my things in your kitchen. What’s wrong?
RODERICK: Fiona. She took her own life.
DR WELLS: What!!? – No, it can’t be true. – Why didn’t you stop her?
RODERICK: It was 3’0’Clock in the morning. I was in deep sleep.
RODERICK: She was trying to tell me…about the voices during the night. I…told her to …pray. (He cries).

Lover Ghost

DR WELLS: Jesus! – Now you’ve really done it! – You’ve lost your one and only daughter. She’s probably up there with that…ghost, Alan Mitchell. There’s only one thing left for me to do now. I have to conjure them both up tonight with your help. Don’t cry; the answer to your daughter’s feelings will be revealed at night.
SCENE 12.
INDOORS: MIDNIGHT, IN THE KITCHEN.
DR WELLS: (LOW VOICE): Turn out the lights, it’s midnight. Sit opposite to me and we’ll hold hands. Close your eyes. This time, concentrate on both Fiona and Alan; and keep silent.
RODERICK: (LOW VOICE): As you say, William. I appreciate what you’re doing, believe me.
DR WELLS: Fiona, Alan; are you here? -- Knock the table once for yes. I repeat, once for yes.
ALAN MITCHELL: Knock! -- Dr Wells. There’s nothing you can do now. Fiona is with me.
DR WELLS: Can I…speak to her?
FIONA: William. I only did what was in my destiny. Alan and I are together now. We’re leaving this house for good. Father, don’t cry. Your daughter has found eternal love and happiness. I won’t forget you, EVER!
RODERICK: (reaching out his arms in tears): Fiona!!
DR WELLS: You’ve broken the link! -- Well, now it’s over forever. You have proof of your daughter’s feelings. They’re both happy. I suggest you cheer up. As for me; I’ll pack my bags and say goodnight.
RODERICK: I guess you’re right. I’ll get over the shock. Thank you again. Goodnight.
DR WELLS: (grimacing): Goodnight.
THE END.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
1st Jul 2013 (#)

Suicides never bring togetherness, they are entities tormenting for harm and from this story, it is obvious that there was just too much anger to understand the truth of grief that takes place on both sides and using of anger from the doctor negated a good vibration because a good soul isn't driven away in prayer but is brought back to see the light. This means that the entities destroyed their own physical forms unnaturally causing the guardian of the universe to finally obliterate souls that were not in the light of salvation to heal their unnatural death. This also means that they have accumulated Karmic Debts that have to cleansed for their soul beings to attain total rest post completion of mortal assignment.
Fiona should have been given grief counselling and the Doctor should have been polite with the spirit that is more powerful as it can get into possessions depending on vibrations.
The girl should have been monitored by a person as well as heat intensity cameras to detect paranormal possessions not a simple thing of using Ouija Boards or Glass tumbler techniques. Sorry for the loss.

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