Brave Enough For Love
from Jane Eyre
 
 

This one wasn't changed all that much.  However, tentative--I repeat, TENTATIVE, and very bad--dialogue was added where Jane's speaking parts are.  The segment begins after Rochester's line:  "Yes, but how could you know that?"  (Danina will know where it is.  Callie, I think you do, too.)  And one line will probably be changed--it is followed with a [?] symbol.  I just don't know what to change it to yet.


 
 

Lucy

These lies are at an end,
Suspicion gone without a trace,
It is time for us to mend . . .
 

Chauvelin

There is no more to hide.
I have looked death in the face,
And though a part of me has died,
 

Both

I will never lose faith,
I will never lose heart,
For you have restored my trust . . .
And I know you're afraid,
I'm as scared as you are . . .
But willing to be brave,
Brave enough for love . . .

The differences that kept us both apart
Are shattered by the power of our love . . .
I give you all my heart . . .
 

Andrew: (at the door) We'll land at Dover soon, Lucy . . . (pauses, embarrassed) . . . ahh, citizen? . . .

Chauvelin:  (sighs quietly) Chauvelin will do.

(Andrew exits)

Lucy:  This is going to be hard for you, isn't it?

Chauvelin:  Maybe . . . but it doesn't matter very much.
 

Chauvelin

The secret of the flame [?]
Is that there is no more to hide,
It cures our blindness and our pride,
 

Both

And we'll never lose faith,
We will never lose heart,
For you have restored my trust . . .
And I know you're afraid,
I'm as scared as you are . . .
But willing to be brave,
Brave enough for love . . .
 

Lucy:  I know you're going to miss France . . .

Chauvelin:  A little, yes.  But not as much as you think . . . the most important part of her I carry with me; her spirit.  That, no one can take away from me; that, I cannot leave behind.

Lucy:  (grins)  But, can that free spirit tolerate English air and live among your wife's royalist friends?

Chauvelin:  (amused smile) It will just have to learn.  With you to help, it can do anything.
 

Chauvelin

I will never lose faith,
I will never lose heart,
For you have restored my trust . . .
 

Lucy
And I know you're afraid,
I'm as scared as you are . . .
 

Both

But willing to be brave,
Brave enough for love . . .
 

All (offstage)

I will never lose faith,
I will never lose heart,
For you have restored my trust . . .
And I know you're afraid,
I'm as scared as you are . . .
But willing to be brave,
Brave enough for love . . .

(Chauvelin and Lucy join)

I will never lose faith,
I will never lose heart,
For you have restored my trust . . .
And I know you're afraid,
I'm as scared as you are . . .
But willing to be brave,
Brave enough for love . . .
 

Chauvelin and Lucy

Brave enough for love!