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21 February 2011 @ 10:38 am
Fic: ‘A last, long moment.’  
Title: A last, long moment.
Fandom: Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
Rating: (G)
Time Period: Before the dance at La Rosa Negra.
Summary: They know they’ll never see each other again.

Author's Note: This is quick ‘n’ dirty (for definition see the F. A. Q.).

It’s been a long while since I’ve watched this movie (years, I think) but I saw a screencap and wanted to tell a story about what was in the screencap, even if it wasn’t how it was shown in the movie (when I say years, I mean years).

The screencap came from lalaemma @ rawr_caps; the icon with the story comes from that screencap.

All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of Kate Gunzinger & Peter Sagal (story) as well as Boaz Yakin & Victoria Arch (screenplay); I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by them.


“Come with us,” she asked, stopping a beat before it turned from begging to pleading.

“I have to stay,” he whispered. “I have to believe.”

“We could bring your family with us!” That last beat had been breached. He shook his head.

“I cannot, Katey.” His hand ghosted along her jaw, sliding into her hair. “I have to believe.

“I must believe.” Otherwise, everything had been for nothing. It couldn’t have been for nothing.

So, he believed.

Mutely, she nodded and he leaned closer, his lips against hers for that eternal beat. Then arms closed around each other, eyes closing. They turned as lips met lips, pressing against each other finally.

“I will never forget you,” she murmured.

He couldn’t open his eyes. He wanted to hold her, sense her movements under his hands, feel her one last time. Alone. His breath caught as she rested her forehead against his. “I will ...” His English broke. “Te amo, Katey,” he breathed.

Tears, now released, coursed down her cheeks. Her Spanish failed her. Instead, they stood unmoving in each other’s arms, neither willing to step away first.
Armchair DM: Igor & Carson: Waitingarmchairdm on February 22nd, 2011 11:21 am (UTC)
Oh wow. You've captured them perfectly; and reminded me of how sad the ending of that movie really is.
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on February 22nd, 2011 11:57 am (UTC)
Quite often, when you think of the end of the movie, you think of the final dance scene in La Rosa Negra, which distracts from the sadness of the actual goodbye, I feel.