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: What do stars do? They shine.
: You know you sort of - glitter sometimes. I've just noticed it. Is it... Is it normal? Yvaine
: Let's see if you can work it out for yourself. What do stars do? Tristan
: Hmm... Attract trouble?
[Yvaine pushes him, amused
] All right, I'm sorry. Let me... Do I get another guess? Is it: Do they know exactly how to annoy a boy called Tristan Thorn?
[Tristan and Yvaine are imprisoned in the pirate ship
: Tell me about Victoria, then. Tristan
: Well, she... she... There's nothing more to tell you. Yvaine
: The little I know about love is that it's unconditional. It's not something you can buy. Tristan
: Hang on! This wasn't about me buying her love. This was a way for me to prove to her how I felt. Yvaine
: Ah... And what's she doing to prove how she feels about you? Tristan
: Well... Look, Yvaine, you'll understand when you meet her, all right? If we don't get murdered by pirates first. Yvaine
: Mmm... Murdered by pirates. Heart torn out and eaten. Meet Victoria. I can't quite decide which sounds more fun...
[Tristan and Yvaine are imprisoned in the pirate ship
: They're going to kill us, aren't they? Tristan
: I don't know. Yvaine
: You know, it's funny. I used to watch... I used to watch people having adventures. I envied them. Tristan
: You ever heard the expression "Be careful of what you wish for"? Yvaine
: What, so ending up with my heart cut out - that will serve me right? Tristan
: No, I didn't mean it like that. Look, I admire you dreaming. A shop boy like me... I could never have imagined an adventure this big in order to wish for it. I just thought I'd find some lump of celestial rock, take it home and that would be it. Yvaine
: And you got me.
[they both begin to laugh
: If there's one thing I've learned about all my years watching Earth, is that people aren't what they may seem. There are shop boys, and there are boys who just happen to work in a shop for the time being. And trust me Tristan, you're no shop boy. You saved my life. Thank you.
[Yvaine takes Tristan's hand
: [to Captain Shakespeare
] I can't believe your crew fell for that. And where in God's name did you get that mannequin?
[Tristan crash-lands on top of Yvaine
: Mother? Oh! Oh, Mother. I'm so sorry. Are you all right? Yvaine
: No, I'm not and I'm not your mother. So get off me! Tristan
: You're not my mother? Yvaine
: Do I *look* like I'm your mother? Tristan
: No, sorry. Are you all right? Do you want some help? Yvaine
: You can help by leaving me alone! Tristan
: All right...
[he begins to walk away, talking to himself
: Oh my God! "Light the candle and think of me". I was, I was thinking of my mo... but then Victoria and the star just popped... Tristan
: [to Yvaine
] Oh, excuse me, madam, sorry, this may see strange but, have you seen a fallen star anywhere?
[she laughs bitterly
: You're funny. Tristan
: No, really. We're in a crater, this must be where it fell. Yvaine
] Yeah, this where it fell. It is, or if you want to be really specific, up there
[pointing to the sky
: is where this weird bloody necklace
[she shows him the necklace around her neck
: came out of nowhere and knocked it out of the heavens where it was minding its own business. And over there is where it landed. And right here, *this* is where it got hit by a magical flying MORON! Tristan
: *You're* the star? You're the star? Really? Oh, wow! I'm sorry, I had no idea you'd be a... Oh, I, may I just say in advance that I'm sorry. Yvaine
: Sorry for what? Tristan
: For this.
[Tristan takes out the enchanted chain and ties it around Yvaine's wrist
: Now, if I'm not mistaken this means you have to come with me. You're going to be a birthday gift for Victoria, my true love. Yvaine
] But of course! Nothing says "romance" like the gift of a kidnapped injured woman! I'm not going anywhere with you!
[Yvaine is having a bath and Tristan surprises her
: Excuse me. Yvaine
] Oh! Tristan
: I think you're in my bath. Yvaine
: Close your eyes! Tristan
: [turns around and laughs
] Honestly I'm not looking. Here, I'll turn away.
: [with a towel on
] Right, you can open them now. Tristan
: Did you really mean what you said in the caravan? Yvaine
: What I...? But... You were a mouse! You were a mouse... you wanted cheese! You didn't... I asked you to give me a sign! Tristan
: And risk you being too embarrassed to keep saying such lovely things?
[he kisses her forehead
: You want to know what the Captain really whispered to me that day?
: He told me that my true love...
[Yvaine begins to glow
: ...was right in front of my eyes. And he was right.
] Yvaine... I know what you are.
] Captain Shakespeare
: Have no fear, no-one on this vessel will harm you, but there are plenty who would... Your emotions give you away, Yvaine. You must learn to control them. You've been glowing more brightly every day and I think you know why. Yvaine
: Of course I know why I'm glowing. I'm a star! And what the stars do best? Captain Shakespeare
: Well, certainly not the waltz.
[Tristan approaches to dance with Yvaine. When they start to dance, Yvaine begins to glow. While they dance, they stop
: Now try. Yvaine
[he dances pretty well with her
: See? Yvaine
: Very good.
[they keep dancing
: You know when I said I knew little about love? That wasn't true. I know a lot about love. I've seen it, centuries and centuries of it, and it was the only thing that made watching your world bearable. All those wars. Pain, lies, hate... It made me want to turn away and never look down again. But when I see the way that mankind loves... You could search to the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful. So yes, I know that love is unconditional. But I also know that it can be unpredictable, unexpected, uncontrollable, unbearable and strangely easy to mistake for loathing, and... What I'm trying to say, Tristan is... I think I love you. Is this love, Tristan? I never imagined I'd know it for myself. My heart... It feels like my chest can barely contain it. Like it's trying to escape because it doesn't belong to me any more. It belongs to you. And if you wanted it, I'd wish for nothing in exchange - no gifts. No goods. No demonstrations of devotion. Nothing but knowing you loved me too. Just your heart, in exchange for mine.
[Tristan is dazed just after returning to human form
: Victoria! Yvaine
: I think I preferred "Mother".
: Are you tempted? Tristan
: Tempted, by what? Yvaine
: Immortality. Let's say it wasn't *my* heart. Not me. Just a star you didn't know. Tristan
: You seriously think I could kill anyone?
: I mean, even if I could... Everlasting life? I imagine it would be kind of lonely. Well, maybe if you had someone to share it with. Someone you loved. Then it might be different.
[to Ditchwater Sal after she has turned Tristan into a mouse
: Would I be correct in thinking that you can neither see nor hear me? Then I'd like to tell you that you smell of pee. You look like the wrong end of a dog. And I swear, if I don't get my Tristan back as he was, I'll be your personal poltergeist!
: And, Yvaine, I have some lovely dresses; take your pick. Yvaine
] I'm fine. Captain Shakespeare
] Honey... you're wearing a bathrobe.
[Lamia is about to cut out Yvaine's heart
: Yvaine, hold me tight and think of home.
[Tristan lights his Babylon candle. They escape, but end up on a cloud in the middle of nowhere
: What the hell did you do? Yvaine
: What did *I* do? What did *you* do? "Think of home"? That was a GREAT plan! You thought of your home and I thought of mine and now we're halfway between the two! Tristan
: Well you stupid cow! What did you think of your home for? Yvaine
: You just said "home"! If you'd wanted me to think of *your* home you should have said! Tristan
: Some crazy lady was going to cut your heart out and you wanted more specific instructions? Perhaps you'd want it in writing - or a diagram, maybe?
: Don't you ever sleep? Yvaine
: Not at night. May have escaped your notice, genius, but that's when the stars have rather better things to do. They're coming out, shining, that sort of thing. Tristan
: Yeah, well, it may have escaped yours, but you're not in the sky anymore. Coming out is off the agenda. Shining has been suspended until further notice. Oh, and sleeping during the day is O-U-T. Unless you have some magical ability to sleep while you're walking. Yvaine
: Have you not got it into your thick head yet? I'm not walking anywhere!
: I find the fastest way to travel is by candlelight.
[showing the candle
: You've got a Babylon candle. Tristan
: Yeah, I have a bubbling candle. Yvaine
: A *Babylon* candle. Tristan
: That's what I said. Yvaine
: You said "bubbling".