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23 October 2011 @ 11:53 pm
Curtain Call [Nina]  
Title: Curtain Call
Character: Nina, Thomas
Fandom: Black Swan
Genre: Drama, Suspense
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 159

Curtain Call
 
She feels it. Deep, vested. It’s in her core. It’s her.
 
He looms over her like she’s a carrion feast. She can’t breathe. The air, the sounds, it’s disjointed. Fuddled, muddy.
 
She hears steps.
 
She hears the thump. Beat, drip: the heart stops. Her blood’s been poisoned. A leaded needle, an arsenic reprise.
 
He tells her it’ll be okay. The ambulance is coming. She just needs to hang on, a few more seconds, soon.
 
Her skin crawls. Rip, strip, it peels off in striped ribbons. There are feathers plastered to her back, matted from explosive sweat. She groans as they lift her onto the stretcher. Thomas holds her hand. She sees fear in his eyes.
 
He can’t afford to lose his best dancer.
 
The crowd is still clapping and chanting. They call for her. They are ceaseless, tireless in their admiration.
 
She is flattered.
 
She fades into oblivion.
 
It will be all right. It will be perfect.
 
 
 
kaitou_lili: black swan--whitekaitou_lili on October 25th, 2011 10:58 am (UTC)
Oh! This is lovely! You can feel the emotion and her heart and it's just utterly delightful!
bailarzyhet on November 3rd, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC)
Great, I never knew this, thanks.