INT. COTTAGE - EVENING
Gabrielle, wearing a frilly apron, sits in front of a burned roast, candles are low, she's been waiting a long time. Xena enters, worn out, with spatters of blood on her.
Xena suddenly turns away.
Xena turns toward the door.
Xena reluctantly stops.
Groaning, Xena slumps into the chair.
Both women sigh, their eyes distant as they are lost in thought.
Xena hugs Gabrielle and immediately both women realize that they are in each others' arms and everything feels better.
Xena pulls a small wrapped package from her cleavage. Gabrielle eagerly opens it and finds tickets to Aristophanes' new play, in Athens.
Gabrielle kisses Xena. Then breaks it off and runs into the other room.
Gabrielle returns dragging a very heavy package. Xena opens it, and sees a huge hammerlike thing.
And as they embrace, we: