Last Moment Minuet

A HariPo freeverse piece

by mew-tsubaki

Note: The Harry Potter characters belong to J.K. Rowling, not to me. This pairing is a Mew and Mor's Weird Pairing, which you may find in the M&MWP forum (see my profile for details). Check out and join the forum FUN! Read, review, and enjoy! Originally written for Siriusly Smart.


"Sister of the night

with the loneliest eyes

tell yourself it's alright

he'll make such a perfect prize

but the cold light of day

will give the game away"

Depeche Mode, "Sister of Night"


She was the last one to see

h i m

It's a…


moment she'll never forget

The stars shone brightly

The sky was inky, navy blue

Dew already dotted the grass outside

And in walked

a familiar stranger



She'll never forget

her nickname on

his lips

It was sweet,

(but not saccharine)


(but not profane)


(yet not smothering)


She couldn't help it

Her fingers…

found their way

into his shaggy, dark hair

Somehow, she


It would be the last time

That was why she crumpled

in his arms

& let him stroke her back

It wasn't just a game anymore

This was


& they both knew it because

this pain is



"You won't tell me"

Not a question

but a statement

(she really knew him too well)

He smiles

ever so slightly

& s~hr~u~gs

(but he definitely wants to tell her)

But it's in his nature to

keep it all

bottled in


that was what drew them together

from the



An h-o-u-r

it was all they had

all he wanted to


Though she wished for more

she was grateful for what they had


his fingers pressed against her mouth,

shh'ng her


Dawn approached

They wouldn't see the sunrise


He had a job to do

She wanted to go with him…


never had she seen him so determined,

him, the adult

her, the child

…never had she felt so inexperienced

&& wishing

that she had all the


to give him&

remedy this situation

as quickly as possible

without ramification

or mistakes or

lost l~i~f~e


Ros & Reg

stand before each other

right as he's ready

to g_o

It's hard not to cry

but he asks for one last thing

the witch summons

her s-t-r-e-n-g-t-h

& heaves a breath

smiles for her love

because they both know

he's not coming



;w; Aww… This is so sad… But I can't help it. Reggie is sad… And I like this side of Rosmerta, too. They are just so sweet together. Luckily, I've done a sequel freeverse, "Quick as a Whip."

Thanks for reading, and please review!

-mew-tsubaki ;3

2017 note: Ahh, back in 2010, I had a short Regmerta kick. I like to think of Ros in her younger days, getting to eye the handsome next generation…and getting swept up in one lost pup's gaze. :')