It is I who killed you, now you shall drink my blood too.
Pyramus and Thisbe, forbidden lovers, are forced to speak to each other through a crack in the wall between their houses. Longing to see each other, they agree to sneak out that night and meet at the Tomb of Ninus.
Thisbe arrives at the Tomb before Pyramus, and she assumes he is not coming. Suddenly, she spots a lioness with a fresh kill and decides to run away, but drops her cloak in the process.
Only death would have the power to separate us. It shall not have that power now.
Pyramus arrives and sees the lioness chewing on Thisbe's cloak. He assumes that he has been killed and that her death is his fault.
Thinking he is responsible for Thisbe's death, Pyramus uses his sword to stab himself.
Thisbe finds his body and cries out in despair. She takes Pyramus' sword and stabs herself in the heart, believing she is responsible for his death.
The Gods are pitiful for the couple, and turns the white berries of the Mulberry tree red in memorial of their tragic story.