[Gasps and heavy breathing echo in the chambers of commerce.]
Merkel: "We now have but one choice."
[Light appears from Merkel's staff, showing the startled and frightened faces of the EU Councillors.]
Merkel: "We must face the long dark of Swiss Alps. Be on your guard. There are older and fouler things than Italians, in the deep places of the world."
Merkel: "Quietly now. It's a 30-minute journey to the other side. Let us hope that our presence may go unnoticed."
[Time passes. The EU Council enters a great cavern.]
[Merkel rests her hand upon a rock with a dark, silver veins running through it.]
Merkel: "The wealth of Switzerland was not in gold or jewels"
[The Chancellor tilts her staff down towards a clock.]
Merkel: "but Time."