Bargaining for a Wedding
Disclaimer: I don't own The Prince of Egypt. DreamWorks does.©
Moses and Tzipporah had made up their minds. They were in love. They wanted to make in official, by becoming man and wife. Doing so would first require a meeting with Tzipporah's father, Jethro, the high priest of Midian. Moses and Tzipporah opened the flap of Jethro's tent, and stepped inside.
"What can I do for you?"Jethro asked Moses and Tzipporah. Moses and Tzipporah eyed each other nervously, then looked back at Jethro. "Well?" the high priest asked. "I'm waiting."
"Father", said Tzipporah, "Moses and I are in love. We want to get married." "It's true", said Moses.
Jethro took a deep breath. "I know", he said as he exhaled. "I know you're in love." "So does this mean yes, we can get married?" asked Moses. He was excited now.
"Not so fast", said Jethro. "What?!" asked Moses. "Why not just yet?"
"There are some things that we have to discuss", said Jethro. "Such as?" Moses asked. "What are you willing to offer me, in exchange for Tzipporah's hand?" asked Jethro. "Excuse me?" Moses asked.
"Allow me to explain", said Tzipporah. "In Middianite society, it's customary for the groom to give something to the bride's father before the wedding." "Do you understand that Moses?" she asked.
Moses looked confused. These Midianite traditions perplexed him. They were very different from those that he had grown up with, as an Egyptian.
"I understand", said Moses. "What do you propose?" asked Jethro. "To continue working as your Shepard for as long as I am able or want to", said Moses. He illustrated his point by waving his arms in the air.
"That sounds like a fair deal", said Tzipporah. She also proved her point by motioning with her hands.
Jethro shrugged. He pushed Moses and Tzipporah close together. They smiled. It was a done deal. Moses and Tzipporah were getting married.
The wedding was held the following night. All the people of Middian were in attendance. Among them were Tzipporah's three younger sisters.
Everyone cheered as Jethro joined Moses and Tzipporah's hands together. Then the new couple danced down the aisle. Moses led the dance. This was surprising, because, up until just recently, he didn't how to dance. They stopped in front of the very same fire where they had first fallen in love. As Moses and Tzipporah looked into each other's eyes, Jethro sang:
So how do you judge what a man is worth by what he builds or buys?
You can never see with your eyes on Earth
Look through Heaven's eyes
Look at your life
Look at your life
Look at your life through Heaven's eyes.
The celebration continued long into the night.
A\N: I HAD to put the last verse of "Though Heaven's Eyes." I couldn't help it. That's my favorite song from the movie.