Chains

[Description: Intended for male voices (can be changed to suit female voices). A monologue for a character on the verge of death who asks their savior for release.]

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(Weak laugh) It’s about time you got here…
I think you’re a little too late to save my life, though.
(Scoff) You still want to help me?
Can’t you see?
I don’t have the energy to stay alive in this cell anymore.
(SFX: Rattling chains)
I’m too weak to get these shackles off already.
If you want to help me, just get me out of this cell.
I probably won’t make it back, so take my body back to my hometown and to my family.
At least… just don’t let me die in this cellar in chains…

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Goodbye, My Princess.

[Description: A brief goodbye to one’s beloved princess.]

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[SFX: Walking footsteps.]
It’s time, isn’t it?
I’m glad to have been able to meet you.
In the future, surely I’ll end up wanting to meet you again.
But… my princess isn’t from this world. Right?
So, now you need to return.
Let go of my hand…
That’s right… Now, please go.
Goodbye… my princess.

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A Sad Smile

[Description: When you can see that your friend is miserable because of someone else, what can you say?]

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Hey. Thanks for meeting me here.
(Nervous chuckle) I really don’t know how to say what I want to say…
Well, I guess I just have to get it over with…
I can tell that you’re not happy…
I guess you already know what I’m talking about, don’t you?
It’s pretty obvious to the rest of your friends too.
In the morning, your eyes are red, and there are dark rings under them.
And we can hear you crying in the bathroom, even when you’re trying to be silent…
I- No, we all care about you. I just want you to remember that.
Don’t smile like that… Not for that person.
Don’t force a smile while your tears fall.

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