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Chapter 3/4: Imprisoned at the Forbidden Mountain
[The fairies reach Maleficent's castle and cautiously approach it. They are surprised by some guards, but get in unnoticed. They find a window to a room where Maleficent is having a feast, with her 'pets' dancing around a huge fire]
[Maleficent walks toward the dungeon. her raven and the fairies follow her. Maleficent talks to Phillip, who sits chained to the wall, head down]
- [talking to her raven]
What a pity prince Phillip can't be here
to enjoy the celebration.
Come, we must go to the dungeon and cheer him up.
[The fairies appear in the window of the dungeon. Maleficent uses her magic stick to depict the following]
- Oh come now, prince Phillip.
Why so melancholy?
A wondrous future lies before you.
You, the destined hero
of a charming fairy tale come true.
[In Maleficent's imagery, the prince is shown to be old, anything but what she's telling. Her voice drips with sarcasm]
- Behold, King Stefan's castle,
and in yonder topmost tower,
dreaming of her true love,
the princess Aurora.
But see the gracious whim of fate.
Why, 'tis the self same peasant maid,
who won the heart of our noble prince but yesterday.
She is indeed most wondrous fair.
Gold of sunshine in her hair,
lips that shame the red, red rose.
In ageless sleep she finds repose.
The years roll by, but a hundred years
to a steadfast heart are 'bout a day.
And now, the gates of the dungeon part,
and the prince is free to go his way.
Off he rides on his noble steed ...
[Phillip struggles in his chains. Merryweather starts towards Maleficent in anger]
- ... a valiant figure, straight and tall,
to wake his love with love's first kiss,
and prove that true love conquers all.
[Merryweather is pulled back by Flora. The raven has noticed Merryweather speaking and turns towards the window, but doesn't see the hidden fairies]
- Why, you mean ...
[outside the dungeon, she locks the door]
- Come, my pet.
Let us leave our noble prince
with these happy thoughts.
[at the door]
A most gratifying day.
- For the first time in sixteen years I shall sleep well.
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