A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Act 2 Scene 2 (Part 1)

After long hours, Puck comes across the sleeping Lysander and Hermia, and being the first Athenians he has encountered, the Faery… makes an error.

Enter the scene our other set of disgruntled lovers. Demetrius, still trailing Helena through the forest.

Helena: Stop! Demetrius, stop even if it’s to kill me, please!

Helena: You’re going to leave me?

Helena:Oh, I’m out of breath from this foolish chase. The more I pray, the less I get out of it. Hermia is lucky, wherever she is, because she has beautiful eyes. 

How did her eyes get so bright?

 Not from crying. If that’s the case, tears wash my eyes more than hers. No, no, I’m as ugly as a bear, since animals that see me run away in terror. So it’s no surprise that Demetrius runs away from me as if I were a monster. What evil and deceitful mirror made me think I could rival Hermia’s starry eyes? (she sees LYSANDER)But who’s this here? 

Lysander, on the ground? Is he…

 or sleeping? I don’t see any blood or injuries—

 wake up!

(to be continued in part 2)