(Act 2, Scene 1)
It is your choice, Oberon, if you want to see the boy ever again. If so, you can stay with us. But if you decide you are unwilling and try to take him away, I swear by my great-grandmother’s name that I will take the boy somewhere where you cannot find him ever. Mark my words, Oberon, and make a decision!
How dare you take the boy away, Titania? It is not your job to raise him. Give him to me, and I will teach him how to become a great man.
I refuse to!
She turns away and starts running but bumps into something.
Oh, I’m so sorry, my dear. I didn’t mean to run into you. You know, I’m rather in a hurry right now, but I couldn’t help hearing you and your beloved man arguing. How lucky you are, I came just in time. I bet this must be a sign: a sign that your love is meant to be and it was my fate to come here this night. But wait, let me introduce myself: I am Aloys, the best of all marriage counselors.
He bows to both Titania and Oberon.
I have worked with many young couples, and let me tell you the truth: I’ve never failed so far. So don’t be afraid, beautiful lady, we will save your marriage. But young lovers, would you please tell me the whole story and everything about your partner that bothers you? You know, this is the most efficient therapy, and here I am, a hero who willingly gives up his free time to save your pure love.
I’ve had enough of this nonsense, fairies, come with me!
Wait a second! Running away from the problem is the worst thing one could do. Please, come back and we can talk this out. And we can—
(Shouting) Run, Titania! Just run away! And you can hide the boy too, but I’ll come chasing after you until I find both of you!
These emotions are so deep, my fellow man. Go ahead, speak your mind. I promise you will feel much better. Let me help you conquer dear Titania’s heart again. We can work this out; just don’t give up your hopes.
Enough! Leave me alone, you fool!