Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
written by George Lucas & Jonathan Hale
Anakin: From the moment I met you, all those years ago, not a day has gone by when I haven't thought of you. And now that I'm with you again, I'm in agony. The closer I get to you, the worse it gets. The thought of not being with you...I can't breathe! I'm haunted by the kiss that you should never have given me. My heart is beating, hoping that that kiss will not become a scar. You are in my very soul, tormenting me. What can I do? I will do anything that you ask. (pause) If you are suffering as much as I am, please tell me.
Padme: I can't. We can't. It's...just not possible.
Anakin: Anything is possible, Padme. Listen to me.
Padme: No, you listen! We live in a real world. Come back to it. You're studying to become a Jedi. I'm...I'm a senator. If you follow your thoughts through to conclusion, it'll take us to a place we cannot go, regardless of the way we feel about each other.
Anakin: Then you do feel something.
Padme: I will not let you give up your future for me.
Anakin: You are asking me to be rational. That is something I know I cannot do. Believe me, I wish that I could just...wish away my feelings, but I can't.
Padme: I will not give into this.
Anakin: Well...you know, it wouldn't have to be that way. We could keep it a secret.
Padme: We'd be living a lie. One we couldn't keep even if we wanted to. I couldn't do that. Could you, Anakin? Could you live like that?
Anakin: No. You're right.
Kudos and much thanks go to Jon for this monologue, it is very much appreciated.
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