Last Moment Minuet

A HariPo freeverse piece

by mew-tsubaki

Note: The Harry Potter characters belong to J.K. Rowling, not me. This pairing was discovered by my buddy, Morghen, so please give her a little mention if you write them! Thanks! It is one of many of Mew and Mor's Weird Pairings, most of which you may find in my forum topic in the HPFC, found here (Just take out the spaces!): http : / forum. fanfiction. net/ topic /44309 /25299326 /1/ Read, review, and enjoy! And check out and join the forum challenge! This is for Siriusly Smart, who adores Regmerta. ;)

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"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"

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She was the last one to see

h i m

It's a…

precious

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

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"Ros"

She'll never forget

her nickname on

his lips

It was sweet,

(but not saccharine)

husky,

(but not profane)

l o v i n g

(yet not smothering)

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She couldn't help it

Her fingers…

found their way

into his shaggy, dark hair

Somehow, she

k n e w

It would be the last time

That's why she crumpled

in his arms

& let him stroke her back

It wasn't just a game anymore

This was

REAL

& they both know it because

this pain is

R E A L

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"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

Sadly…

that's what drew them together

from the

S T A R T

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An h o u r

it's all they had

all he wanted to

g i v e

Though she wished for more

she was grateful for what they had

"Regulus"

his fingers pressed against her mouth,

shhing her

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Dawn approached

They wouldn't see the sunrise

t o g e t h e r

He had a job to do

She wanted to go with him…

"No"

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

answers

to give him&

remedy this situation

as quickly as possible

without ramification

or mistakes or

lost l i f e

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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

B A C K

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;-; Aww… This is so saaad… But I can't help it. Reggie is saaad… 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." So please review and then hop on over to the sequel! Thanks!

-mew-tsubaki ;3