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"To you, Juliet," said Romeo. He raised the vial of poison to his lips. "Noo!" cried a voice from far away, but it was too late. Romeo was already sinking into the darkness...

     "Romeo. Romeo!" cried a familiar voice.
     "Wha...?" Romeo sat up and looked around. He saw the shards of the vial of poison, smashed, lying upon the ground. It's contents smoked eerily as they spread along the floor.
     "That's right," said Mercutio. "You never even drank any. You always were a drama queen."
     "Mercutio! But...you're dead! I saw Tybault murder you with his foul blade...How are you here now? This cannot be..." Romeo then realized that Juliet was kneeling beside him. "Oh, joy of all joys! If this isn't heaven I know not what heaven is." He embraced Juliet. "Mercutio, I implore you to explain this miracle to me, lest I believe it is but a dream."
     "The reason I am here is simple," replied Mercutio calmly. "I didn't die. Prince Escalus dragged me to the local doctor, who believed me to be dead. However, his apprentice knew otherwise. "
     "Why did I not hear of this?" asked Romeo angrily. "You could have saved me from some very strong, dark moods, old friend" he added quietly.
     "If you hadn't noticed, I never had a funeral," chuckled Mercutio. "But the reason was simply this. The local doctor's apprentice did not want to disrespect his master, so he treated me in a private ward. Nobody was alerted because the apprentice feared failure. I have just woken up this very night, and headed straight to Friar Laurence to hear his news. And I'm glad I did. Once I heard his story, I hastened here and made it just in time to knock the vial from your hand."
     "But...how...Juliet?" asked Romeo weakly. Friar Laurence immediately launched into the story of all that took place since Romeo's banishment. Soon, a small crowd formed to hear the story of Romeo and Juliet. As the Friar finished, Romeo fell over backwards. Everyone gasped and thought he had fainted again, until they heard his merry laughter. Romeo sat up and thanked all of his clever friends for making this miracle come true.
     "I think this really is heaven; for I can see an angel." He hugged Juliet tightly. The prince rolled his eyes, and sang softly to the stars:


For never was a story more sappy,
Than Romeo and Juliet ending up happy.
This was an assignment for English class. You probably would understand this better if you read the actual play. :)

Creative writing: Rewrite the ending of Romeo and Juliet where it ends happy, and the poison is slapped out of Romeo's hand.

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TehKimber Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013

Thank you! That was great! Much better than the horribly sad ending. If I want to see a sad ending I turn on the news or read the paper.

 

Your ending is going to be the true one to me. At least in my head cannon...lol.

Thanks so much!

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Pawkeet Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Photographer
I am very glad you enjoyed it haha! :D
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Darkdealer65 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
very nice
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Pawkeet Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you for taking the time to read ^^
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Darkdealer65 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
no problem at all
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Cooper5740 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha! that's amazing, excellent job! I hope you got an A on it :)
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Pawkeet Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Student Photographer
I did!! xD Thank you
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inkeverlasting Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
I love the story of Romeo and Juliet, and I certainly don't mind reading their happy endings! Makes me feel better. Thank you!
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:iconpawkeet:
Pawkeet Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Student Photographer
Thanks! ;)
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Ikari-Yume-Chan Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Yay Mercutio! It's nice that you brought him back. I love Mercutio, he's awesome. Nice rewrite by the way *thumbs-up* :thumbsup:
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Pawkeet Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Student Photographer
Thank you Frank -^^-
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Ikari-Yume-Chan Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
:D:iconyouarewelcomeplz:
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tehbigkahuna Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Haha! Wow.
I like the last two lines.
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:iconpawkeet:
Pawkeet Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Student Photographer
Yeah, those are my favorite :) Thanks
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red-chrunch-berry Featured By Owner May 12, 2009   Photographer
-wipes tears away-I remember then ending!! Your now my hereo!! I wondered if anybody else wrote a happy ending to this play!!-tacklehuglomp-
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Pawkeet Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Student Photographer
I'm sure other people have :) I'm glad you liked it!
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red-chrunch-berry Featured By Owner May 13, 2009   Photographer
Awesome. Your welcomenerss! I'm glad that you wrote it!
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maffthelight Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That was fricking amazing! I loved it. R&J has been one of my faves since quentin terantino(sp). I really liked this and it was well written.
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Pawkeet Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Student Photographer
Thanks a lot :thanks:
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maffthelight Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
most welcome. Twas an awesome read on a sad day, it cheered me up
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Pawkeet Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Student Photographer
Glad to hear that :aww:
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jynx67 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
:clap: Oh! This is WONDERFUL! There was always too much death in Shakespeare. This is a perfect ending!
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:iconpawkeet:
Pawkeet Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Student Photographer
Thanks very much!
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nukes327 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Nice writing.
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Pawkeet Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Student Photographer
Thank you!
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ichigoxstarxchan Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Ah, yes, I am still loving this dialogue, and the Prince's ending is so perfect! (it just couldn't be too sappy!)
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Pawkeet Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Student Photographer
Hee hee, I agree! Thanks :hug: Mercutio is just too cool to not bring back!
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ichigoxstarxchan Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
He seemed a bit crazy int the movie though
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:iconpawkeet:
Pawkeet Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Student Photographer
Yeah, not how I imagined him
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ichigoxstarxchan Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Remember how he kind of fazed out after the Queen Mab speech? That was a bit strange. But I think you nailed his true personality here!
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:iconpawkeet:
Pawkeet Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Student Photographer
Yeah, he was a bit...O_O

Thank you :thanks:
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hannahbanapple Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
very nice :]

a great alternate ending.. haha
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Pawkeet Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Student Photographer
Haha thank you, I'm glad you liked it
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raekuul Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
For an ending rewrite of R&J, this is one of the better ones I've seen.
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:iconpawkeet:
Pawkeet Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Student Photographer
Really? I'm glad to hear that, thanks very much.
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