So I’ve finally gotten a decent draft of my eminent speech, which is great considering NotN is only 4 days away now. Either way, it may not be the best, and it may not be what I end up performing during the actual night, but it’s what I’ve got so far, and I’m proud of it, so here it is.
(Transition To) *Walking on stage fairly urgently with hands cuffed behind back*
How can I prove to you that I’m done with this, done with magic?
I know all my life, all it’s ever been about has been my stage career, but you have to believe me when I say no more. I’m done with that part of my life, and just as I started it with you, it’s only right I end it with you too, right? Houdini has become a household name and I think it’s time I retired. Sure, I’ve had some great times on stage, in front of the people, my people, the water torture cell, The Handcuff King, or metamorphosis, but I’m getting too old for this line of work.
*Pause for a second after ‘Handcuff King’ to break out of the handcuffs*
I’m 52 now Bess and I’ve made my mark on magic, now I want to live the rest of my days normally, with you, as Erik. I’ve got it all planned, every detail… the only thing left is you. I’ve made my mistakes Bess, I know that, all those other girls, but that part of me dies with Houdini I swear. We can finally be together, just us, all it takes is one last trick, my biggest escape of all, and the best part? It’s harmless, a simple staged fistfight. Nothing could go wrong…. The death of Harry Houdini, the rebirth of Erik Weisz. And all it takes from there? A long train ride to some far off farm where we can live out our days alone, build a family. Somewhere that… that I can show you the true meaning of magic.
(Transition From) *Walking off stage justified*