Hephaistion: [crying softly, he shows Alexander a ring] I found it in Egypt… the man who sold it to me said it came from a time when man worshiped sun, and stars. I'll always think of you as the sun, Alexander. And I pray your dream will shine on all men.
[puts the ring on Alexander’s ring finger, then embraces him]
Hephaistion: I wish you a son. You're a great man. Many will love you, Alexander, but none so pure and deep…
Roxane: [Roxane enters]
Hephaistion: [Hephaistion exits guiltily]
Roxane: You… love him?
Alexander: He is Hephaistion. There are many different ways to love.