|The Dear Hunter Story: Act II|
This is the story as presented in Act II. Sorry for the delay
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Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading
The Death and The Berth: Ms. Terri has died between the Acts. This serves as an intro to
get back into the story.
The Procession: The Boy attends his mother?s funeral and mourns his loss. Like he
worried about, he is left with more questions about his mother and no one to ask for
answers. On his way home he decides to find those answers somewhere else.
The Lake and The River: The boy further contemplates his mother?s history and steals a
train ticket for the Delphi Express to go into The City (prayed I?d leave this place
The Oracles on the Delphi Express: On the train, the boy meets a group of oracles in
which he begins conversation. They foretell his misfortunes in The City (your lucks
running thin) and his troubles with Ms. Leading (crimson hands (his findings in the song
Red Hands)). They begin to foretell even further into Act III (the scene shifts? when the
bombs go off you?ll know not where you are).
The Church & The Dime: This song starts with introducing Ms. Leading who is (like Ms.
Terri) a prostitute at the Dime. She is controlled by the Pimp and the Priest who
tyrannically controls the women (the twin in the mask). It then reveals that the boy
wonders The City alone. It then returns to Ms. Leading who seems to be unhappy with
her job in her claiming that she is force fed in the stomach of sin. She seems to only be
in the job for the money and is unhappy with her position just like Ms. Terri.
The Bitter Suite I: Meeting Ms. Leading: The boy sees Ms. Leading within the City and
decides to speak to her. He finds her to be incredibly beautiful (she had the summer?s
smile and the winter?s skin). They flirt and she invites him to her room.
The Bitter Suite II: Through the Dime: Ms. Leading takes the boy through The Dime to
her room. His ?ignorance? allows him to go on believing Ms. Leading is not a prostitute
despite all of the signs.
The Bitter Suite III: Embrace: The boy and Ms. Leading have passionate sex.
Smiling Swine: The boy wakes up in Ms. Leading?s room alone and briskly walks
downstairs. Here he has a conversation with the Pimp. The pimp informs him on what a
prostitute is and that his mother and Ms. Leading are prostitutes in his brothel. The Pimp
leaves to go to The Church in order to give mass while the boy starts to think about him
and Ms. Leading. He comes to the conclusion that he loves her.
Evicted: Ms. Leading also ponders her feelings for the boy. She comes to the conclusion
that she also loves the boy and she might quit her job as a prostitute to be with him.
Blood of the Rose: This song tells of the boy contemplating a bad side to love. This
foreshadows the coming events between him and Ms. Leading. He goes to visit her.
Red Hands: Here, the boy walks in on Ms. Leading having sex with a client named Portly.
He is heartbroken and claims that no matter what, he can never trust Ms. Leading again
(?even if you never strayed from me, I?d question your fidelity?).
Where the Road Parts: Ms. Leading writes a letter to the boy and tells him to meet her
where they first met (where the road parts). The boy contemplates not showing up
because he knows that nothing will change the things that happened and he could never
be with Ms. Leading.
Black Sandy Beaches: A bystander finds these letters washed up on the shore of a beach
at the city and reads them. This song is the story of the two told from a different
Vital Vessel Vindicates: Since he has found out about his mothers troubling past and has
no reason to stay with Ms. Leading, the boy leaves the city on a steamship to return
back to The Lake and The River. It is foreshadows that this is not the end of the boys