ACT 2 - SCENE 5
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JUPITER ORBIT
(Jupiter is pacing while Baron Io, Duchess Europa and others are preparing for battle, Luna returns.)

Jupiter, a tear in his eye.

LUNA
Lord Jupiter!

JUPITER
Luna! You are back so soon! Have you been safe?

LUNA
Yes, and I have some very good news. Why are you wearing this uniform?

JUPITER
My troops are forming a defensive line. We ready ourselves for war!

LUNA
This all must stop! Saturn will marry you as soon as you ask!

JUPITER
What?!

LUNA
She has been waiting for an eternity... She has always been yours.

IO
Lord Jupiter! The picket lines are now being probed by Planet Council assault teams. The transformed Terrance now approaches with his hoard.

JUPITER
Very good. Take your position... and please... protect our sisters.

IO
By your leave, Sire.

JUPITER
I am such a fool.

This strikes profoundly at my heart. My deepest desire of being with my beloved Saturn may now become true. I am filled with gladness... and I am filled with sorrow. So much happiness has been lost to waiting... because I was afraid... of love... of commitment... and now our betrothal, will surely not come to pass.

LUNA
Do not hesitate! Saturn loves you and will marry you. These other matters are not important. I will tell Terrance that my abduction was a mistake; that I was not really kidnapped. You return the plutonium to Pluto, Saturn will get a divorce from Halley, and you two get married! It will be easy!

JUPITER
Yes, easy to say, but you forget; we deal with an enraged warrior now! When the Council transformed Terrance from his mortal form to that of the Planet Realm they must have forgotten to transform his heart as well. Our requests for a peace mediation have gone unheeded. The odds are against us six to one! We do not have a chance.

LUNA
Then it is up to me. I will stop this!

JUPITER
Wait! Stop! You will be hurt!
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