Edward is sitting on a wingback chair.
Opposite to him is Jane, looking down on the stage.
Edward (looks at Jane): So that is all about your life?
Jane (looks at Edward’s face): Yes, sir.
Edward is staring at Jane.
Jane (looks at the clock on the mantelpiece behind Edward): I think I should excuse myself, sir.
Edward is still staring at Jane.
Edward (smiles): What is your opinion regarding the story of my life then?
Jane (looks at Edward’s face for a quick moment and looks away): I do not think I have any right to do that, sir.
Edward (laughs): What an outdated idea you have on your mind!
Jane’s eyes are fixing on the stage.
Edward: Why do you keep avoiding contacting my eyes, Miss Eyre?
Jane (looks back at his face): Sir?
Jane then looks away again.
Edward: I am asking you a question, if you could be so kind to answer it. Miss Eyre?
Jane looks back at Edward‘s face, now staring into his eyes.
Edward stares at Jane with a bold question mark on his face.
Jane: Because I am afraid I would fall in love with you, sir.
[Stage’s light is dimmed]
Suggested soundtrack: Suite No. 3 for Violin, Viola and String Orchestra, Op. 19 No. 1: I. Prelude. Adagio by Kurt Atterberg – LGT Young Soloists, Christa-Maria Stangorra, Benedict Mitterbauer & Alexander Gilman