X: "No, Gabrielle."
[Xena grabs Gabrielle's hand, which is holding the jar of ashes.]
[Gabrielle turns towards Xena and whispers]
[Continuing to keep the jar from the water]
[Gabrielle turns to look behind her at the horizon]
G: "Xena -- the sun is setting. I have to bring you back to life."
X: "No -- not if it means condemning the souls of the 40,000 who burned at Higuchi."
G: "The souls are free?"
X: "They're free from Yodoshi's grasp. Akemi didn't wanna tell me this in case I wouldn't come back to help -- but for those souls to be released into a state of grace -- they must be avenged. I must stay dead."
G: "But if I bring you back to life-- "
X: "Those souls will be lost forever."
G: "But, Xena -- that is not *right*. [Cries] I don't care. You're all that matters to me."
X: "Don't you know how much I wanna let you do this? But if there is a reason for our travels together -- it's because *I* had to learn from you -- enough to know the final, the good, the right thing to do. I can't come back. I can't."
G: "I love you, Xena. How am I supposed to go on without you?"
[They both turn towards the setting sun, and sit leaning on each other]
X: "I'll always be with you, Gabrielle. Always."
G: "Xena, [Turns and dips the jar into the fountain water] we'll talk about this on the way home."
Disclaimer: Gabrielle got a good stern talking to during the making of this film.
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