Look, she´s came home from confession with a happy face.
How, my headstrong daughter, where have you been?
I went somewhere where I learned that being disobedient to my father is a sin. Holy Father Lawrence instructed me to fall on my knees and beg your forgiveness. Forgive me, I beg you. From now on I’ll do whatever you say.
Send for the Count. Go tell him about this. I’ll make this wedding happen tomorrow morning.
I met the young man at Lawrence’s cell. I treated him with the proper love, as well as I could, while still being modest.
Well, I’m glad about this. This is good. This is the way it should be. I want to see the count. Yes, alright, go, I say, and bring him here.
Nurse, will you come with me to my closet and help me pick out the clothes and the jewelry I’ll need to wear tomorrow?
Our supplies will be short for the party. It’s already almost night.
Don’t worry, I will set things in motion. And everything will be alright, I promise you, wife. You should go to Juliet and dress her up. I’m not going to bed tonight. Leave me alone. I’ll pretend to be the housewife for once.
What, are you busy? Do you need my help?
No, madam, we’ve figured out the best things for me to wear tomorrow at the ceremony. So if it’s okay with you, I’d like to be left alone now. I’m sure you have your hands full preparing for the sudden festivities.
Good-bye. Only God knows when we’ll meet again. There is a slight cold fear cutting through my veins. I have to act alone. Alright, here’s the vial. What if this mixture doesn’t work at all? No, no, this knife will stop it. What if, when I am put in the tomb, I wake up before Romeo comes to save me? That’s a frightening idea. Won’t I suffocate in the tomb? Or if I live, I’ll be surrounded by death and darkness. It will be terrible. Oh no, oh no.