"Did you see him? Please tell me you saw him!" I asked Diana as she laced me into my dress for the Point of No Return. She sighed.
"You're going on now, stop talking!" She muttered, and pushed me towards the wings of the stage. The stage had been set up with the two sets of stairs that were needed for this song, just like the movie. The Point of No Return was always one of my favourites, but I found myself too distracted to get into the music when it started. Was Garrett really here? I waited for Jerry's voice, as I stood on the stage in my long, scarlett red, satin dress. I looked into the audience for Garrett.
"You have come here in pursuit of
your deepest urge, in pursuit of
that wish, which till now
has been silent, silent . . . "
I gasped and stared at him. Was my mind playing tricks on me? Was I going totally insane? Garrett grinned at me and put his finger to his lips.
"I have brought you, that our passions
may fuse and merge, in your mind
you've already succumbed to me
dropped all defences completely succumbed to me, now you are here with me:
no second thoughts, you've decided,
decided . . ."
He started circling me, that seductive smile on his face. Cheeky, yet so mature.
"Past the point of no return -
no backward glances:
the games of make believe
are at an end . . .
Past all thought of "if" or "when" -
no use resisting:
and let the dream descend . . . "
He was now behind me, his arms around me. I closed my eyes and my head went back onto his shoulder. Please let this not be a dream...
"What raging fireshall flood the soul?
What rich desire unlocks its door?
What sweet seduction lies before us . . .?
Past the point of no return,
the final threshold, what warm,
unspoken secrets will we learn?
Beyond the point
of no return . . ."
It was my turn to sing, and he walked away from me. I stared out into the audience, smiling in wonderment. And poured my heart out into the notes.
"You have brought me to that moment
where words run dry, to that moment
where speech disappears into silence,
silence . . ."
I looked at him, lust seeping out of every pore, and smiled at him with all of the love I felt. Garrett smouldered back at me.
"I have come here, hardly knowing the reason why . . .
In my mind, I've already
imagined our bodies entwining
defenceless and silent -
and now I am here with you:
no second thoughts, I've decided,
decided . . .
Past the point of no return
no going back now:
our passion-play has now, at last,
begun . . . "
We started climbing the stairs, just as Jerry and I had rehearsed. Slowly at first, but as the song came to its crescendo, I grew to excited and rushed up them to meet him at the top.
"Past all thought of right or wrong -
one final question:
how long should we two wait, before
we're one . . .?
When will the blood begin to race
the sleeping bud burst into bloom?
When will the flames, at last, consume
us . . .? "
We then both sang together, a perfect harmony as I was in his arms again, breathing him in, holding onto him.
"Past the point of no return
the final threshold, the bridge
is crossed, so stand and watch it burn . . .
We've passed the point of no return . . . "
There was no sound but our laboured breathing, I broke his hold on me and looked into his beautiful eyes. I ignored the clapping and the people standing for us, and the curtains fell, ending the show. Again, I was pulled away from him by someone. I looked longingly at him, knowing that he would disappear soon, and I would be left to my broken heart again. I turned to the person who was puling me off the stage, and was shocked. It was Jerry.
"You didn't..." I started.
"No, I didn't. You needed him. I'll explain everything later..." I gasped, realising that in this building, in the other room, close by, was Garrett. My Garrett, my love.
"Garrett!" I said in amazemnet, and ran through the corridor backstage to the green room on the other side of the stage. I stopped when I saw him, and started crying again. I stared, and blinked a few times and Garrett smiled sheepishly. My face showed how ecstatic I was, and I ran to him and jumped into his arms, my legs around his waist (showing far too much of myself as the dress had gone up) and I kissed him, over and over again, tears of joy on both of our faces. He pulled away and looked at me, his eyes searching for something.
"Forgive me?" He asked, his voice cracking with emotion. I smiled as I looked into his handsome face.
"Always." I whispered, and kissed him again.