“I'm going back with them. You said yourself that I had the weight of the world on my shoulders. Maybe it's the weight of my guilt. This is my chance to do something about it. Take it. You know I'm right.”
“You don't kill unarmed women.”
“There's a first time for everything, old man.”
“You could've said something in your defense.”
“There's no defense for what I did, Gabrielle.”
“Xena, you could've argued the greater good. Surely, what you could do outside of prison would outweigh...”
“Outweigh what? The pain that young girl felt while she was being eaten alive? ”
“Gabrielle, she was like you. She had your kind of spirit. And I killed that, what could outweigh that?”
“Xena, if you're looking for redemption, you're not going to find it there.”
“I'm not looking for redemption anymore. Gabrielle, we're always talking about your spiritual quest. You say you need something to make you feel complete. Well, so do I.”
“You know Xena, the thought of you has haunted me every moment of my life. Do you understand what that's like?”
“This wound is so old, I should give it more attention.”
“Why do I feel like it's still there?”
“Maybe you haven't accepted the loss.”
“What would you know about loss?”
“A few things.”
“You have such warmth and beauty, I had that once too.”
“You give yourself a chance, you may rediscover your soul.”
“That's sentimental nonsense. Whatever beauty I had in me was crushed the day evil entered my life. A tall, darked haired evil. She took my beauty and she mutilated my soul.”
“Now I owe my life to you. The gods love to play with our fates don't they?”
“Thalassa, I can't ask your forgiveness. I wrong you terribly. There's one thing I know, when I met you, you were a wonderful, loving person. And if you continue to let that love be buried under bitterness and anger, evil wins.”
“What you say is true. Your friend here, she helped me to get in touch with something these last few days, my soul. My ability to do good was crippled. The evil Xena, she did that to me. Don't let her do it to you. Thank you Gabrielle.”
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