Friar Laurence letter to Romeo
In the wake of your sad banishing from Verona, the town is in ruin. The Montagues and Capulets are running riot around the town and no one is safe. Juliet has come running to me looking for a solution. Her parents are forcing her to marry a man by the name of Paris, she is devastated and would never want to do that to you, so I have come up with a plan to stop the wedding and allow for you to come back and take your wife away.
The wedding is this Thursday, so the night before the wedding Juliet will be taking a special potion that I created for her. The potion will put her in a deep sleep but ensure she will not die. Her body will be lifeless, but she will be full of joy. The next morning when her body is discovered, she will be taken to the grave where Tybalt is buried. Once she is buried you should have received this letter and should be on your way back. She will awake within 3 days of taking the potion so hopefully you shall be back by then.
When you return you must secretly make your way to her grave and wait for her to awake. When she does, you must make haste out of Verona and to the safety of a nearby town where you will have to live. I will work on trying to remove your banishment but in the mean time I wish you well in your new life outside of Verona.
You must hurry when you receive this letter in order to make it back in time to see your lovely life awake once again. If all goes to order, you should be in and out with her in roughly an hour and no one in all of Verona will ever know what happened.
I’m entrusting the livelihood of both your lives within this message and that you understand what is happening. I wish you the best and cannot wait to hopefully see you and Juliet once more.