Under the dull, faded sky, the people began filing away from the cemetery, leaving only Lady Capulet standing there. It was total silence all around her and what could only be heard were the birds chirping and the whooshing of the trees and bushes. Lady Capulet stands by herself in front of the grave, thinking about her daughter, Juliet.
Ever since she heard the news about the death of Juliet, there was that specific one thought which kept on running around like a fastened clock hand. Was she too harsh on Juliet? She was forcing her daughter to marry someone she does not love so abruptly. Lady Capulet thought the choice of Paris would be perfect for her daughter and adding on to the point that Paris actually made the proposal. With the proposal being made, Lady Capulet and Lord Capulet both felt that maybe they did not have to worry about Juliet’s marriage anymore since Paris had his eyes on her. On the other hand, Juliet had been, as usual, obedient to her parents about this marriage plan.
What made Lady Capulet most confused and shocked was when she heard the news about Romeo and Juliet lying dead next to each other. They would not and should not have known each other, because they were from opposing households who always get into fights. For example, the one incident in which Benvolio, Mercutio, and Tybalt set off a fire and shot innocent citizens. That happened a few days ago, and it had caused a huge damage to their city.
The only time that Juliet had gone somewhere crowded was the party which was held in their mansion. Lady Capulet thought maybe that was where Romeo and Juliet first met, but she clearly knew Lord Capulet would never give an invitation to the Montagues. So how did Romeo join the party? By sneaking in? Stealing the invitation card from others?
A person was standing behind a maple tree the whole time and walked up to Lady Capulet so quietly that she could not hear. That person touched her on the shoulder and asked: “Lady Capulet, do you mind giving me some of your time?” Lady Capulet jumped first, then turned around and saw Friar Lawrence, the person who was going to be the officiator for wedding of Juliet and Paris. “Oh hi Mr Lawrence, sure.” “There is something about Juliet that I wanted to say. To be honest, I knew all along what was happening between the kids. They first met at the party that was held in your mansion, and fell in love with each other at first sight. In no time, Romeo came to me and said that he wanted to marry Juliet soon. After that, Romeo had to run away since he accidentally killed Tybalt. I had an idea where Juliet could drink a potion I made, and the effect was whoever drank it would be dead for a while, so the night before the wedding with Paris she drank it. I told Romeo about it through a parcel, but he did not open it and thought Juliet was already dead. So he bought a poison and drank it next to Juliet. When Juliet woke up and saw Romeo dying, she took his gun and shot herself.” Tears started to flow down Lady Capulet’s face and she realised what caused this to happen was actually the party. She regretted forcing Juliet to go down to the party and meet Paris. If she had not, Romeo and Juliet would not have met. Juliet would still be alive. Lady Capulet thanked Friar Lawrence and kept on standing there alone.
Time passed by very fast, and it had been hours since Lady Capulet had been standing alone in the funeral hall. On the way back home, darkness started to cloud her eyes and in no time she fainted in the car. The next moment, her heavy eyes reopened, and she saw the ceiling of her room. That night, the raindrops occasionally hit the ground and windows. Lady Capulet laid wide awake in her bed still thinking about her daughter. She kept on gazing into the dark ceiling, just like the dark, lifeless night.