We come to a stop at the side of the Regent Hotel.

Marla Singer's cigarette rests between her fingers as I stand there, looking conveniently obedient.

She flicks her cigarette and glances up into my still eyes, smirking.

She takes a long drag from her cigarette and closes her eyes, smiling as the nicotine passes through her body. The smoke comes from her mouth and into the chilly, evening air.

I shiver.

She puts her hand behind my head and kisses me. Her mouth tastes like an ashtry, I don't mind.

I don't kiss back and her lips linger on mine for a moment before she pulls away, and takes yet another drag from her now stub of a cigarette before she extinguishes it under her shoe.

"Goodnight." Marla says, lighting another cigarette and turning the corner and out of my sight.

Night, I say.

I am Joe's aching desire for Marla Singer's Newport kiss.

Based on the book by Chuck Palahniuk and the character's portrayed by Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter in the 1999 film.