Cornelius: …I need to leave this place, Albion.
General Alabaster: What are you talking about, Cornelius? Leave where?
Cornelius: I’m going to leave the island… with Cathleen.
General Alabaster: What?!
Cornelius: Suspicions about her origins have been growing. Any day now I’ll be questioned, and I won’t be able to answer falsely. But… maybe if we went to human lands we—
General Alabaster: Listen to yourself! Leave the island?!
General Alabaster: It’s the drink talking, you can’t be serious! You’d be disgraced! Forever labeled a traitor!
Cornelius: It matters not. I will be disgraced either way. At least this way, I will not implicate her or Keith.
Cornelius: I will leave the child here. He is a weak boy, but I’ve done all I can to toughen him.
General Alabaster: (thoughts) No…! I can’t let him destroy himself! Not for a Western harlot!
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