Valentine, with a beard and dirty clothes, is pulled out of his stone prison cell by guards.
1. GUARD: Come on.
The guards throw Valentine to his knees in front of a young woman in flowing robes, who wears a strip of cloth across her eyes. She is standing in front of a chair. A man, slightly older than her, stands behind the chair quietly as though guarding her.
2. WOMAN: Valentine. The great symbol of defiance my father imprisoned.
Valentine looks up at the woman as the guards leave the room. The man standing behind the chair stays.
3. VALENTINE: The jailor's blind daughter. What do you want?
4. WOMAN: The same as you. Freedom from my father.
5. VALENTINE: I'm not in a position to help you.
The woman smiles as she sits in the chair.
6. WOMAN: You will tell my father you can fix my sight in exchange for your freedom.
7. VALENTINE: But… I can not fix your sight.
The WOMAN touches the cloth that covers her eyes.
8. WOMAN: I am only partially blind, though not even my father knows. I will feint the miracle to gain your freedom.
9. VALENTINE: And what could I possibly do for you?
The man behind the chair rests a hand on the WOMAN's shoulder and she presses her cheek to his arm affectionately.
10. WOMAN: A wedding.
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