Gem and Ari meet Lyra, her dark complexion illuminated by the moonlight. She looks bemused more than anything else, and Gem, still not sure of Ari’s intentions, decides to let him do the talking.
Hello – it’s a pleasure to meet you
We heard great sadness in your song
Despite your voice’s beauty I can tell that you’re hurting
Like you’ve been silenced for far too long
So if you need to get away and learn who you are
You’re always welcome here
Headlong into the unknown – we are the runaways
Getting by all on our own – we are the runaways
Disavowed by those we were taught to treasure
Stranded in the storm it’s time we face this together
We are the runaways
Unless I dream, it sure does seem your friend is apprehensive
Not a word to be heard, or is he just pensive?
Tell me stranger, am I in danger? Or should I come along?
Is this it, the group of misfits that I’ve sought for so long?
A sudden bout of courage causes Gem to speak up and make it clear that he stands with Ari and that he’d like Lyra to join their traveling group, his decision not at all influenced by Lyra’s stunning beauty and seductive singing voice.
I didn’t leave it all behind just to let my bridges burn
But I have to find myself before I return
So if you feel the same, aimless and unnamed
We may help you find your way and breathe new life today
We never found the eye of the storm
But in this chaos, new friendships are born
We must take action and stand up to the weather
The storm moves ever closer – we can’t avoid it forever
We’ll face it together – we are the runaways