Title: Playwright
Author: Kristen Sharpe
Date: October 11, 2013
Rating: K
Warnings: None.
Continuity: Any
Disclaimer: “Ao no Exorcist/Blue Exorcist” belongs to Kazue Katou, Shueisha, Aniplex, and various other parties.
Author's Note: A more serious extension of the thoughts behind "Scripted".


Mephisto Pheles was nothing so simple as a chessmaster. He was a playwright.

True, his actors were a motley group. Some hand-picked, some discovered by chance when they wandered out of the wings. But, he found a role for them all.

And, if his script sometimes wandered itself, that was fine. It was his preference. A script should be a living thing, open to change and revision. He even let the actors contribute.

But, if his actors were motley and his script wandering, his stage was grand.

Because Mephisto Pheles was a playwright, and all the world was his stage.