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Ivy Walker (Character)
from The Village (2004)

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The Village (2004)
Edward Walker: Ivy...
Ivy Walker: Yes, father.
Edward Walker: Do your very best not to scream.

Ivy Walker: I am in love.
Edward Walker: I know.
Ivy Walker: He is in love with me.
Edward Walker: I know.
Ivy Walker: If he dies... all that is life to me will die with him.

Ivy Walker: My sister cried alot. You wonder how I recognize you? Some people - just a handful, mind you - give off the tiniest color. It's faint. Like a haze. It's the only thing I ever see in the darkness. Papa has it, too. Do you wonder what your color is? Well, that I won't tell you. It's not ladylike to speak of such things. You shouldn't even have asked.
[pause]
Lucius Hunt: You run like a boy.
Ivy Walker: Thank you. I know why you denied my sister. When I was younger... you used to hold my arm when I walked. Then suddenly you stopped. One day, I even tripped in your presence and nearly fell. I was faking, of course, but still you did not hold me. Sometimes we don't do things we want to do so that others won't know we want to do them.

Ivy Walker: [to Noah] What's this? Oh, berries. What a splendid present.
[laughs]
Lucius Hunt: Be cautious. You are holding the bad color.
Ivy Walker: [gasping] ... This color attracts Those We Do Not Speak Of. You must bury it. You ought not to pick that color berry anymore.
Lucius Hunt: ...He picked it from his pocket.
Ivy Walker: What's wrong? Your breathing has changed.
Lucius Hunt: I've never set eyes on these before.
[to Noah]
Lucius Hunt: You did not pick that now. Where did you find this?

Kevin: Where are you from?
Ivy Walker: The woods.

Ivy Walker: [after Noah hands her some red berries] Oh, berries! What a splendid present!
Lucius Hunt: Be cautious. You are holding the bad color.
Ivy Walker: [becomes worried, covers the berries with her hands] This color attracts Those We Don't Speak Of.
[Turning to Noah]
Ivy Walker: You ought not pick that color berry anymore.
[Noah nods]
Lucius Hunt: [In a hushed whisper] He picked it from his pocket.
Ivy Walker: Your breathing has changed. What's wrong?
Lucius Hunt: [to Noah] If you did not pick this now, where did you get it?
[Noah takes Lucius's hand and leads him through the forest. Cut to scene where we hear Lucius addressing the Elders]
Lucius Hunt: Today at Resting Rock, Noah Percy handed Ivy Walker berries of the bad color. When asked where he had found these berries, for they were unlike any I have seen, he pointd to the drawing on Resting Rock. It is my belief that Noah has entered the woods, and has done so on many occasions. It is also my belief that, because of his innocence, those creatures who reside in the woods did not harm him. This strengthens my feeling that they will let me pass if they sense I am not a threat.

Lucius Hunt: Are you upset you can't see?
Ivy Walker: I see the world Lucius Hunt, not as you see it.

Ivy Walker: I heard my parents speaking of you... you wish to go to the towns. I think it is noble but I do not think it is right.
Lucius Hunt: Are you not angry you have no sight?
Ivy Walker: I see the world, Lucius, I do. Just not as you see it.
Lucius Hunt: ...What of Noah, then? What if there are medicines that could help him be still and to learn?
Ivy Walker: May we stop speaking of this, it is putting knots in my stomach.
[walks then turns]
Ivy Walker: ... Kitty, is to be married. She's found love... again. It's Christop Crane. You'd think an odd match though. He won't sit back in his chair for fear of setting wrinkles in his shirt. But he does have a gentlemanly way about him. And he does care for my sister... deeply. I think Kitty is blessed... I am blessed as well. My older sister is now spoken for. I am now free to receive interest from anyone. Who might have interest?
[smiles and turns, goes in the house]
Ivy Walker: Has anyone seen Noah?
[goes to closet, opens, gets a blanket, and closes the door and leaves]
Noah Percy: [hiding in closet, watches Ivy leave and laughs silently]

Ivy Walker: We have the magic rocks. They will keep us safe.
[tears well up]
Finton Coin: Why have we not heard of these rocks before?
Ivy Walker: There is nothing to fear.
[on the edge of tears]

Ivy Walker: I heard my parents speaking of you. I know of your request to go to the towns. I think it is noble, but I do not think it is right.
[pause]
Lucius Hunt: Are you not angry you have no sight?
Ivy Walker: [whispering] I see the world, Lucius Hunt. Just not as you see it.
[pause]
Lucius Hunt: [quietly] What of Noah, then? What if there are medicines for Noah, that could help him be still and to learn?
Ivy Walker: May we stop speaking of this? It is putting knots in my stomach.
[Ivy turns away, then turns back]
Ivy Walker: [whispering] Kitty is to be married. She's found love, again, with Christop Crane. You think it an odd choice, right? You know, he won't sit back in his chair for fear of setting wrinkles in his shirts. But he does have a gentlemanly way about him... and he does care for my sister, deeply. I think Kitty is blessed. I am blessed as well. My older sister is now spoken for. I am now free to receive interest from anyone... who might have interest.

Kevin: What's your name?
Ivy Walker: Ivy. Ivy Elizabeth Walker.

Ivy Walker: I heard my parents speaking of you. i know of your request to go to the towns. I think it is noble, but I do not think it is right.
[pause]
Lucius Hunt: Are you not angry you have no sight?
Ivy Walker: [whispering] I see the world, Lucius Hunt. Just not as you see it.
[pause]
Lucius Hunt: [quietly] What of Noah, then? What if there are medicines for Noah, that could help him be still and to learn?
Ivy Walker: May we stop speaking of this? It is putting knots in my stomach.
[Ivy turns away, then turns back]
Ivy Walker: [whispering] Kitty is to be married. She's found love, again, with Christop Crane. You think it an odd choice, right? You know, he won't sit back in his chair for fear of setting wrinkles in his shirts. But he does have a gentlemanly way about him... and he does care for my sister, deeply. I think Kitty is blessed. I am blessed as well. My older sister is now spoken for. I am now free to recieve interest from anyone... who might have interest.

Noah Percy: They're coming! Come on in!
Kitty Walker: [to Ivy] Just close the door!
Ivy Walker: Lucius is outside walking.
Noah Percy: They're coming!
Kitty Walker: He's inside safe somewhere. Please, close the door!
Ivy Walker: He'll come back to make sure we're safe.
Kitty Walker: Ivy. Ivy, please!
[Ivy holds her hand out the door]
Kitty Walker: [whispering] Please.
Ivy Walker: ...No.
Kitty Walker: [whispering] Don't let them in.
[Dark shape looms closer. As it reaches Ivy, Lucius suddenly grabs Ivy's hand and pulls her inside]

Ivy Walker: When we are married, will you dance with me? I find dancing very agreeable. Why can you not say what is in your head?
Lucius Hunt: Why can you not stop saying what is in yours? Why must you lead, when I want to lead? If I want to dance I will ask you to dance. If I want to speak I will open my mouth and speak. Everyone is forever plaguing me to speak further. Why? What good is it to tell you you are in my every thought from the time I wake? What good can come from my saying that I sometimes cannot think clearly or do my work properly? What gain can rise of my telling you the only time I feel fear as others do is when I think of you in harm? That is why I am on this porch, Ivy Walker. I fear for your safety before all others. And yes, I will dance with you on our wedding night.

[last lines]
Ivy Walker: I'm back, Lucius.

Ivy Walker: Sometimes we don't do things we want to do so that others won't know we want to do them.

Noah Percy: [about to have a footrace] No cheating!
Ivy Walker: What a deeply scandalous thing to say! I insist you take that back! Is that the school bell?
[runs off]

Ivy Walker: We ought not to return right away, huh? What shall we do with our stolen time? Hmm...
Noah Percy: Hmm...
Ivy Walker: Hmm... Shall we have a foot race?
Noah Percy: Yes!
Ivy Walker: Up the hill to the resting rock?
Noah Percy: [points accusingly] No cheating.
Ivy Walker: What a deeply scandalous thing to say. I insist you take it back. Is that the school bell?
[as Noah turns to look, she bolts and runs]
Noah Percy: [turns back, runs after Ivy] Ivy, you cheated!

Ivy Walker: [after Noah hands her some red berries] Oh, berries! What a splendid present!
Lucius Hunt: Be cautious. You are holding the bad color.
Ivy Walker: [becomes worried, covors the berries with her hands] This color attracts Those We Don't Speak Of.
[Turning to Noah]
Ivy Walker: You ought not pick that colour berry anymore.
[Noah nods]
Lucius Hunt: [In a hushed whisper] He picked it from his pocket.
Ivy Walker: Your breathing has changed. What's wrong?
Lucius Hunt: [to Noah] If you did not pick this now, where did you get it?
[Noah takes Lucius's hand and leads him through the forest. Cut to scene where we hear Lucius addressing the Elders]
Lucius Hunt: Today at resting rock, Noah Percy handed Ivy Walker berries of the bad color. When asked where he had found these berries, for they were unlike any I have seen, he pointd to the drawing on Resting Rock. It is my knowledge that Noah has traveled into the woods on many occasions. It also confirms my belief that the creatures did not harm Noah because of his innocence, and they would let me through to fetch medicines.

Ivy Walker: I know why you denied my sister. When I was younger, you used to hold my arm when I walked. Then suddenly you stopped. One day, I even tripped in your presence and nearly fell. I was faking, of course, but still you did not hold me. Sometimes we don't do things we want to do so that others will not know we want to do them.

Ivy Walker: Papa, I cannot see his color.

Ivy Walker: If he dies, all that is life to me will die with him

Ivy Walker: [singing to her sister Kitty] Baby sleep, gently sleep / Life is long and love is deep. / Time will be sweet for thee / All the world to see. / Time to look around and know / How the shadows come and go, / How the breeze stirs the tree, / How the blossoms grow

Lucius Hunt: Do you not wish you had your sight?
Ivy Walker: I see the world, Lucius Hunt. Just not as you see it.

Ivy Walker: How is it that you are so brave while the rest of us shake in our boots?
Lucius Hunt: I don't think of what might happen, only what must be done.

Lucius Hunt: You run like a boy.
Ivy Walker: Thank you.

Ivy Walker: I'm not going to tell you what your color is, so stop asking.

Ivy Walker: I do long to do boy things. Like that game the boys play at the stump. They put their backs to the woods and see how long they can wait before getting scared. It's so exciting. I understand you hold the record? It will never be broken they say.
Lucius Hunt: It's just childish games.

Ivy Walker: Noah Percy! Stop your fussing right this moment.
Ivy Walker: you're in trouble, you know. I'm to place you in the quiet room.
Noah Percy: Um, I'll cry quarts.
Ivy Walker: What if we strike a deal?
Noah Percy: Yeah, capital idea!
Ivy Walker: It would be prudent to keep our deal a secret. Can you do that?
Noah Percy: Can I keep a secret? Like a chuch mouse.
Ivy Walker: You needn't go into the quiet room if you take an oath to never strike any person again.
Noah Percy: No hitting, no hitting.
Ivy Walker: No, no hitting.
Noah Percy: No hitting.
Ivy Walker: No hitting.
[They shake hands. Ivy points to her cheek. Noah kisses it]
Ivy Walker: The deal is struck

Ivy Walker: We'll be safe, we have the magic rocks.

Ivy Walker: My sister has found love... again.

Young Security Guard: You're not allowed to go in there. Please return to your vehicle.
Ivy Walker: What was that noise?
Young Security Guard: What are you doing out here? How did you get here?
Ivy Walker: Are you from the towns?
Young Security Guard: Um, Where are you from?
Ivy Walker: The woods.

Ivy Walker: What is your name?
Young Security Guard: Kevin.
Ivy Walker: Kevin, you have kindness in your voice. I did not expect that.

Ivy Walker: [Ivy sits straight up in bed and walks out to the porch, then sits down next to Lucius] The elders are going to have an inquiry tomorrow. Each member of the village is to be questioned in the meeting hall.
Lucius Hunt: To see how the borders were breached?
Ivy Walker: Yes.
Lucius Hunt: It is cold outside. You ought to go in.
Ivy Walker: Why are you on this porch?
Lucius Hunt: It is not safe.
Ivy Walker: There are other porches... Do you find me too much of a tomboy? I do long to do boy things - like that game the boys play at the stump. They put their backs to the woods, and see how long they can wait before getting scared. That's so exciting. I understand you hold the record. It will never be broken, they say.
Lucius Hunt: It is just children's games.
Ivy Walker: How is it you are brave, when all the rest of us shake in our boots?
Lucius Hunt: I do not worry about what will happen, only what needs to be done... How did you know I was here?
Ivy Walker: I saw you out the window. No, I won't tell you your color. Stop asking. When we are married, will you dance with me? I find dancing very agreeable... Why can you not say what is in your head?
Lucius Hunt: Why can you not stop saying what is in yours? Why must you lead, when I want to lead? If I want to dance, I will ask you to dance. If I want to speak, I will open my mouth and speak. Everyone is forever plaguing me to speak further. Why? What good is it to tell you you are in my every thought from the time I wake? What good can come from my saying I, I sometimes cannot think clearly, or do my work properly? What gain can rise from my telling you the only time I feel fear as others do... is when I think of you in harm? That is why I am on this porch, Ivy Walker. I fear for your safety before all others. And, yes... I will dance with you on our wedding night.