Anger is a hurricane with the power to destroy.
He who is controlled by anger is governed by the devil.
Display your anger to inspire other's fear, but do not act upon your anger.
Decisions should be made with calm logic and clear wisdom.
Father, have you ever had blind love before?
Go back to your quarter and stay there!
Go. Get out of here...
If you kill her, I will die, my life is tied with hers.
Father, you do want to kill, don't you? I only have two loves to live for, you and her.
Without either, why should I live?
TELL ME FATHER, WHY SHOULD I LIVE!
Guards, get him out of here.
LISTEN TO YOUR HEART.
...SHE SAVED YOUR LIFE, FATHER!
Why did you betray me?
I love you both.
You can't, you are my talent lady. This is a crime.
Why can you have 4 concubines, 121 talent ladies, and a thousand maids?
Why can you have any one of us as you wish?
Because, I am the Emperor.
Yes, you are the Emperor. I was sent to the palace when I was only a child.
You gave me luck for three nights. I called it torture.
I was sick for 20 days, 20 miserable days.
You didn't even come and see me once?
In the last 8 years, how many times have you seen me?
It was Prince Zhi, who played with me like my little brother.
We read books; we wrote poetry together. When he was 16, he fell in love with me and chased me for a year.
He was pure, innocent and gentle.
He was persistent, yet not pushing.
Finally, I didn't have the heart to refuse.
Because ... because... there was no one here for me in this cold-blooded palace.
I was all alone.
Only when the Empress died, did you start to come here.
Yes, you are the Emperor; you can have me anytime, anywhere and anyway you want.
But having me is not loving me.
Do you want to know why your sons are trying to kill you?
You only taught them how to fight, you never taught them how to feel and love, never.
I am the one who taught Prince Zhi, that is why he loves you and his brothers.
That is why he is the only one who has never fought for your throne.
He is willing to die for you. You have so much deep pain inside just because (loud) YOU-DO-NOT-HAVE-LOVE.
You… you… you can not talk to me like this.
You are tired of all the killings. You feel empty inside.
Open your heart and see, I SAVED YOUR LIFE.
Remember Concubine Dai? You liked me, not because of me, but because I looked like Dai.
Yes, Concubine Dai. I bet you still remember that blind, passionate, miserable, longing love!
Stop it… stop it… I am going to ...
TRUE LOVE IS CREATED TO BREAK ALL THE RULES.
Do you remember who said that? DO YOU?
Stop.. Stop… STOP! I CAN...
I know you can. Award me my death. PLEASE DO IT. PLEASE DO IT. PLEASE DO IT WITH THIS CUP!
Where… where did you get this?
Do you know that your boy is still alive?
My boy… my boy...
I too am willing to die for loving you.
(END OF SCENE TWELVE)
(END OF ACT ONE)
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