Had you known that was the last time you could be together, you would clasp your fingers around his and say, “Let’s run away.”
But you hadn’t known that or else you would become neurotic: pulses jumped wildly, nails got bitten, scared look in your eyes, and a desperate want to runaway. But you hadn’t known that and you talked with him in your usual way instead. He smiled and laughed at your last joke. He handed his paper glass of chocolate, still untouched and hot, and said `thank you`. He patted your head and slipped something, later, to the pocket of your coat.
You hadn’t had the chance to find out what he had slipped until recently, because things had been busy and hectic and you knew that he would always forgive you.
But that wasn’t the case now, it seemed.
Now you sat in front of hotel’s television. Watching television was never your thing; you did this to pass the time. There was a conference three hours away and the audience loved you and they would be thrilled to hear you speaking about your newest book. But there was time to be stalled, and you decided to turn on the television instead.
Now you regretted it, didn’t you? You regretted not figuring out what was in your pocket and you regretted turning the television on?
With a lump slowly forming on your throat you threw the television remote. Voices blazed on the screen; a reporter, two more, a montage of pictures of an airport, then more airports which always seemed alien and strange to you, then crying faces of women and men and children, and the news rolled on the background as you dipped your fingers to your coat’s pocket.
Then you found it; what he had slipped earlier, only yesterday afternoon, during his departure.
It was a polaroid photograph of a beach. Sky sprawled above the cerulean sky, calm and reassuring, and you could hear him saying, in your ear and with hands on your shoulders, “Let’s go there when we’ve finished our business. Let’s go there and forget everything else.”
You choked a sob and clutched the polaroid photograph close to your heart, or rather what was left of it.
"The victims had been identified," There were names being read out and you hated how the reporter pronounced his name because she shouldn’t do it like that; she should’t speak his name easily because it was a benediction, it was a memory— “..one of them being the lover of—" now your name being mentioned and you didn’t hear the rest of it because you were screaming.
The polaroid photograph was torn and crushed between your fingers.
You sank to the floor and thought about sea and sky and Ed Sheeran`s Photograph because it was the last thing you two listened together and you wished it was that easy to forget.
But it was not, you knew that.
And it would never be.
If you want to watch Rurouni Kenshin (2012), please note that you’re not doing it while munching something and you can stand watching splattered blood + smashed things. Or, like me, I put down my glasses during those bloody scene and pretended that I didn’t hear much screaming, or stomach-churning noises. =)) =))
Ini udah lama ya sebenernya. Dulu pas lagi heboh-hebohnya malah ga liat. Tapi ya.. gapapalah =)) In sya Allah masih ada yang kedua sama ketiga hehe. Btw Rurouni Kenshin ini penggambarannya keren. I don’t know how the actors nailed it but they did. Waktu yang action scene, terutama. Itu shootingnya capek banget enggak sih wash-wush-wash-wush pakai pedang gitu, lari ke sana kemari, all while talking too :| Soundtracknya okee. Yang sering banget diputer itu, belum tau judulnya apa, but it’s chilling and perfect for this movie.
Cast-nya lumayan mirip sama yang asli. Dulu pas denger Kenshin mau difilmin I was like, “Ya emang bisa gitu rambut-rambutnya dijadiin realistis…?” terus skeptis juga karena Kenshin kan cool-dorky :| Tapi ternyata enggak wagu-wagu banget. Kenshinnya terutama, aaaak, rambutnya oke loh =)) *APA* Tapi Kaoru-nya terlalu chubby and idk why but for me, Emi Takei hasn’t `brought` Kaoru yet to the screen. Di beberapa bagian kerasa kaku. Yang oke baru waktu di akhir, pas tadaima/okaerinasai. Kalau Kenshinnya nggak swoon-able kayaknya aku langsung drop filmnya. =))
Tapi ada Saito Hajime dong HAHAHA tall, dark, and snarky banget uwuwuwuw :”>
Terus Kenshin-nya sendiri, pas di-shooting yang bikin mukanya dapat angle sisi wajah. Jaw-nya… T////T *WOY*
Sayang enggak ada yang fluff banget :| Tapi kayaknya the infamous hug scene Kenshin/Kaoru ada di film yang kedua deh, hopefully, so let’s just wait.
Sempet ngira yang main jadi Kenshin bukan Takeru Sato tapi Kamenashi Kazuya terus mixed feelings. =)) =)) =))
Silakan, bagi yang tertarik. ;)