a phobia can sometimes just disappear by itself.
So why did she run away?
Maybe something happened between you two.
Y'know, that drove her to take that kind of decision.
You know perfectly well that's impossible.
You're the only person in the whole world
who knows everything that happened between us.
I'm sorry, Mr. Oldman...
I've called all the publishers in existence
but not one of them knows who she is.
They all said that often even they don't know
the identity of authors who use pseudonyms.
I'd never have guessed that you
would have ended up in a mess like this.
I don't even know how I can help you.
All you had to do was listen.
Considering the lady's illness
it seems highly unrealistic that she's just run away.
I'd say... I don't know...
She'd been abducted something like that.
That's not likely. I don't think she had any enemies.
It could be somebody became
so besotted with her that he carried her off by force.
I've had my doubts lately about Robert.
That young guy?
From the way you describe him he doesn't seem the type.
From the literary point of view he fits the bill.
The young knight rescuing the damsel
from the clutches of the old man incapable of love.
Don't go overboard, Virgil.
She could have had her own reasons for disappearing.
I can't imagine what reasons.
Recently she's been experiencing emotions and feelings
that are incompatible with flight.
I wouldn't be so sure, if I were you.
Human emotions are like works of art they can be forged.
They seem just like the original but they're a forgery.
Everything can be faked, Virgil...
喜悦 痛苦 仇恨
Joy, pain, hate
Look, there's something that hadn't occurred to us.
Are you sure there are no other secret rooms in the villa?
I don't remember there being other doors
like the one to Miss lbbetson's room.
The only place we haven't looked at is the attic.
If you want...
Did you know that miss Claire was a writer?
I heard her parents talk about it.
She used a pseudonym for her books.
I never knew that.
To tell you the truth I've never seen the books.
I don't think she ever wanted them around the house.
We're just wasting time. There are no other secret rooms.
我们应该… - 安静
We should... - Quite!
You've come back.
You've come back.
Claire, I can feel you're there answer me.
You've come back
you've come back...
Of course I have were you afraid I wouldn't?
I thought you'd abandoned me.
Like last time.
When we got back from Prague...
I will never abandon you.
I'd been happy in Prague in that very odd restaurant...
I was there with my one and only boyfriend.
He was older than me.
When we got back from that excursion
one afternoon we were walking in the city centre.
A car crashed into us.
When I came to he wasn't there anymore.
I went back home and I never went out again.
I've never slept with a woman...
in fact, I didn't close my eyes.
I spent the whole night just looking at her.
It was wonderful.
Well, welcome to the grown-up club.
You've succeeded in making her fall in love.
I had a good teacher.
I've finally understood where the dwarf hid.
Look, there must have been a sunken pedestal here.
The little man would crouch in here
and then his voice would reverberate inside the body.
It must have made a deep impression.
Robert, do you think it's possible that love can be faked?
In keeping with what you say about art forgeries
I'd have to say it can't be completely faked.
If one could say that love is a work of art.
It would be amazing if it were wouldn't it ?
It could be sold at an auction.
Y'know, the highest bidder could relive the greatest love stories in history.
I hope I haven't destroyed your love story with Sarah.
a new valve, two hinges, one fuse...
It'll be good as new.
Y'know, just like on the first day.
What do you think you're gonna do now?
I want to coax her out.
Yeah, I wouldn't push too hard if I were you.
She's too fragile.
You'll see, when you least expect it
things will just fall into place quite naturally.
Virgil, is that you?
举高 - 已经举高了
Hold it up! - It is up!
Why do you say you don't love it?
I've never felt it to be a real home more like a hotel.
You come home at night sleep if you can...
Next morning you're off somewhere else.
Let's go back inside.