Scene ii. Enter Mote leading Titania. Puck silently following them.
Where is she? I should never have parted from her presence. Faster Mote! Are we not yet there?
Just up ahead, my Mistress. I left Peaseblossom with thine maiden.
Oh Peaseblossom, where art thou? I do not wish to miss the birthing of my future squire!
Enter Peaseblossom, holding bundle. Puck is hidden in the trees.
How fairs the child?
Peaseblossom. [Hands her the bundle]
The boy fairs nicely. He is quietly slumbering and his blessing is complete.
Hmmm…But wait. Why is this sweet child not with his mother, as he should be? Where is my Indian maid?
…She didn't survive the birthing. I am truly remorseful.
No. No, no, no, no, no, no! Why? My maid, my friend! Why must you depart! Why must it be so? Giving birth means life, though your child's birth brought you your death. Why did you go? For your sacrifice, I shall take your kin as mine own. I won't ever part with him, as I did many times with you. Watch from above, from your mortal heaven, and think of your child and of me every day and I will return the favor! I shall never forget and the boy shall hear of all our adventures and stories! He is mine and I shall treat him as thus. I will love him as I did you, friend, I swear it. [She weeps]
Look what I have discovered! A youth, an orphan, who could not know one master from the next? Quick, Puck, before they sense you, for my master will gladly hear my news. To Oberon!