Isabel is Manuel's muse for his art. She wants a dedication on the inspired work and Manuel refuses.
MANUEL It’s you.
ISABEL It looks like I inspired you.
MANUEL I suppose you did.
ISABEL But you still do not want to love me.
MANUEL I can’t.
ISABEL We’re going to need each other if we want this painting to be seen.
MANUEL I don’t know if I want that anymore.
ISABEL You can’t keep this from people.
MANUEL I should.
ISABEL It doesn’t belong to you. It belongs to art.
MANUEL Maybe it’s something the world shouldn’t see.
ISABEL You don’t believe that.
MANUEL If someone were to discover that art could be dangerous, it would end everything for good.
ISABEL I think you’re afraid to show them what you have.
MANUEL I am not.
ISABEL Then have the viewing here.
MANUEL They would never allow that.
ISABEL Not if you ask for permission.
MANUEL Then no one would show.
ISABEL Not if
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