Scenario:Romeo - Even Now I'd Die for You
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Even Now I'd Die for You
In order to end the conflict between the Montagues and Capulets, Lord Montague offers his life. Paris kills Lord Montague, who lives on in secret as Romeo. Romeo flees the castle with the crew but decides to stay in Verona, stating that he can still help the city.
For many years the houses of Montague and Capulet have borne a deep-seated hatred for each other.
It was the descendants of Escalus who conspired to push both sides into a war from which no one could withdraw.
As the fighting draws to a climax, the crew and Paris come face-to-face with Lord Montague.
Lord Montague: Paris, please.
Romeo plans to die as Lord Montague in order to stop the war and entrust the future to Paris and Juliet.
Lord Montague: The longer this war goes on, the more everyone will suffer. End it now.
Paris: Yes, you're right. Allow me to take your life, Lord Montague.
Paris: Goodbye, Romeo. I'll catch up to you someday.
Lord Montague: Yeah. Thank you, Paris.
Paris slowly lifts his sword and swings it down toward Romeo's neck.
(Captain) sends Paris's sword flying.
Paris: What the?
Lord Montague: What are you doing?
Furious, Lord Montague confronts (Captain).
Lord Montague: Why did you stop him?
Vyrn: Because (Captain) didn't want to see you die, Romeo...
Lord Montague: It's too late to say that now!
Lord Montague: This is war. Once it starts the only way we'll get any closure is to let it end.
Vyrn: And we're saying you can end it without dying!
Lord Montague: You think I haven't thought this through? Not a day passed where I didn't wonder what should be done.
Lord Montague: If I don't make a firm decision, the same problems will arise over and over again.
Lord Montague: The only way to prevent that is to settle this dispute between the two houses once and for all.
Lord Montague: My death is necessary to break the cycle.
Lord Montague: If you don't hurry, the casualties will mount, and the people will continue to suffer.
Lord Montague: I'm begging you not to interfere!
Vyrn: Ugh. He won't listen anymore.
The crew is at a loss for words at Romeo's grim determination.
Lord Montague: Do it, Paris.
Paris grips his sword firmly.
Lord Montague: Huh?
His sword glances off Lord Montague's shoulder.
The ornamental sash hanging over his shoulder flutters gently to the ground.
Paris: With this Lord Montague is dead.
Romeo: What are you playing at?
Paris: As the leader of the Capulet forces, I can't overlook your deeds, Lord Montague.
Paris: But I just can't bring myself to strike you down, Romeo.
Romeo: You're too soft, Paris...
Paris: You must live on in this world as a dead man none the wiser to your past.
Paris: I think this path will be worse than death.
Paris: You won't be able to be with Juliet ever again.
Lyria: That sounds harsh, but I want you to live, Romeo!
Vyrn: Yeah! There's still a buncha things you can do! Hope is definitely out there!
A trembling Romeo looks at the crew and nods.
Romeo: I understand.
Romeo: I will heed your words, Paris. This isn't a command, but...
He faces Paris and bows deeply.
Romeo: Take care of Verona.
Paris: That goes without saying.
Romeo: One more thing. Don't tell Juliet I'm still alive.
Paris: I see. If that's what you want, it shall be done.
Romeo: Thank you, Paris.
Romeo escapes the castle with the crew, and they all return to the Grandcypher.
Vyrn: What are you gonna do now, Romeo?
Lyria: Oh! Why don't you join us? It would put our minds at ease if you were with us!
Romeo: Become a skyfarer?
Vyrn: I think it's a great idea! So whaddya say, (Captain)?
Romeo: Heh. Thank you, (Captain).
Romeo: Oh, to be a normal man, to enjoy the freedom of the sky as neither prince nor lord...
Romeo: Those would certainly be enjoyable days.
Romeo: Alas, I cannot do that.
Romeo: You're as perceptive as ever, (Captain).
Romeo: I'm afraid I can't go with you all.
Vyrn: Why not?
Romeo: I'm very happy to be accepted into your crew, but I don't want history to repeat itself.
Romeo: There's something I want to take care of in Verona, and now's the best time since everyone thinks I'm dead.
Romeo: I must do it for Verona. And for Juliet.
Vyrn: Aren't you trying to do too much?
Romeo: I admit it won't be easy, but I can't run away.
Romeo: Weren't you the ones who said there are still things I can do?
Lyria: I guess you've made up your mind already.
Romeo: Yes. I'll remain here in Verona.
The Grandcypher stops at the outskirts of Verona to let Romeo off.
Romeo: Thank you. I'll never forget what you've done for me.
Vyrn: Aw, come on, don't be so gloomy! We'll come see you again!
Lyria: That's right! Just call us when you're in trouble, and we'll come running!
Vyrn: Don't forget you're still our friend Romeo!
Romeo: Thank you, everyone.
As the Grandcypher lifts into the sky, Romeo grows farther and farther away.
Vyrn: Catch ya later, Romeo!
Romeo: Until we meet again!
The crew continues to wave goodbye even as Romeo fades from view.