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Well, my history begins in the year 12. I was one of the God's favorite angels. Top 5.
One day we were talking about the Old Testament, because He wanted to write a Genesis Redux - The creator's cut. He was not satisfied with the final release that were published.
During this conversation, He looked down and saw Jesus, a teenager, starting riots on the craftsman's school. Guys, he was a natural born leader, you had to see how he could move the crowd of students wherever he wanted, to do whatever he wanted.
God asked me to come down to the earth as a kid too, and become his son's friend. Once he trusted me, my work would consist in calm him down. Guide him to a comfortable life. God was worried about the future He foresaw for His son.
I was successful in his mission, until the day that Jesus realized that he could read my mind. And then he got to know all about the plan.
One day he came to me and asked me to help him. He had plans so big that any blind man could see, but he could manage to hide it from his father.
He wanted to start his own religion, and he needed my help. So, we were sitting by the river and chatting, when he started:
- I'm 33 years old now, you see - he said. - I'm still a virgin, and I have nothing of my own. I have all this people following me and listening to my words of wisdom, hoping that I'm the one who's gonna lead them to the promise land, like that guy Neo, in the future to come.
- Neo who? - I asked.
- Never mind - he replied, - but do as I'm asking you and we're going to start a new religion, which will be spread around the world by the other eleven apostles.
- And me? What will I do then?
- Unfortunately, you'll carry the stigma of being the betrayer, the one who sold me to the enemies. But if you really love me, if you really are my best friend, you'll help me on that.
- But Jesus, I'll be hunted, punished, killed...
- I have all set up in my mind.
- What?
- Look, I want you to give me to the Romans. They will crucify me. I'll have to walk around the whole city carrying my cross, and I'll be buried in a cave, where you'll be hiding, waiting for me. When I'm in the cave, I'll raise from the dead, wear the clothes you'll take there for me, and I'll show myself to the other eleven apoostles, and to some other people. And then they'll know what to do. I'll tell 'em.
- But and about the part I'm killed...
- We'll talk about it, but first, try to figure out what I'm saying. If I die as an elder, like Moses, I'll be only one more in the history. I want my death to be different. I want to leave a mark in the heart of all this people who follow me. They deserve a hope. When they see me, their martyr, raising from the dead, they'll have the hope that following my steps the same can happen to them. - And about me...
- Oh yes, it's all settled. There's a tree outside the town, you'll hang yourself there, I'll show you how to do it safely. Everybody will think you died, than you can go way to this place. - he told me showing a map. - With the money you'll get from the Romans you'll start a fresh new life.
- And after then... I... I don't want to loose you. You're my only friend in the earth. Nobody likes me because I'm always trying to change your mind.
- Don't worry. With this serum I'm giving you - and passed me a bottle - you'll be able to live forever. You can send your spirit from a dying old body to a new born baby's body. For ever, you hear it? FOR EVER!
- But...
- The only thing I ask you, Judas, is that you never, ever write about this conversation we're having. And please, until the year 2000, don't use your powers to change the course of the history, because I've got some plans, you know?
- Okay, pal. I'll miss you.
- I'll miss you too. Despite the fact that all the world will call you betrayer, you'll always be my best friend. You know? BFF!
- Bye Jesus. I have to go now. I'll talk with Pontius Pilatos to arrange your death.
- I'll catch you later. We have the whole future to meet again, Judas, my best friend.

So, you all know what comes next. Crucification. Raise. The Christianism. And I still carry the mark of the betrayal on my name.

But in fact, I'm not bad as they try to paint me. I did it because I loved him. And I could never say no when he asked me these favors. His father has sent me to try to change his mind, to make him live and die like a normal guy. Without troubles. But he loved to be a leader, he always loved the crowd. And he wanted it to last.

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